Drake won the award for Best Rap Song at the 61st GRAMMY Awards for his track “God’s Plan,” beating Travis Scott’ s “Sicko Mode,” Jay Rock’s “King’s Dead” and “WIN,” and Eminem’s “Lucky You.”
Drake’s acceptance speech was targeted towards the up-and-comers, those who make art for self-expression and not for those who base themselves on other’s opinions. Drake started his speech by saying, “I want to take this opportunity while I’m up here to just talk to all the kids that are watching this that are aspiring to do music, all my peers that made music from their heart, that do things pure and tell the truth… We play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport.”
Drake continued on, saying “you’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word; if you’re a hero in your hometown. Look, if there’s people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain and snow, spending money to buy tickets to your shows, you don’t need this right here, you’ve already won.” Following Drake’s comments, his microphone was cute off, and a commercial break.
— josh (@thejoshuagrant) February 11, 2019