Drake has made it known that he was not feeling the Grammys and in protest, he did not even attend. He wasn’t the only one who boycotted the historical event but Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Frank Ocean all decided that the awards show was irrelevant.
In a lengthy interview with DJ Semtex on OVO Sound Radio Drake discussed his last two Grammy wins and made it explicit that he did not even want the trophies anymore.
When asked about his brushes with racism, Drake talked about the recent Grammy awards (which he did not attend). “Even though ‘Hotline Bling’ is not a rap song… the only category they can manage to fit me in is a rap category,” he said. “Maybe because I’ve rapped in the past or because I’m black, I can’t figure out why… I won two awards last night—but I don’t even want them, because it just feels weird for some reason.”
Then, he revealed that he was pitched by the award show to cancel two of his London shows to attend the ceremony, an offer that he turned down. “We’ve been conditioned to think that this is the true award for our accomplishments,” he said. “All I’m saying is, to kids that will be coming up in the future that might not get championed: that’s okay too. You’re dealing with a bunch of people that are just people, at the end of the day.”
Listen to Drake’s full interview below: