Frontpage news stated that Drake had decided to withdraw his nominations from the Grammy awards- following which his nominations were removed. According to famous rag Variety, the rapper and his management came to the consensus- but there hasn’t been any official declaration as to the reason behind this decision. Rolling Stone later stated that the famous Canadian rapper was behind the move entirely.
The performer had received nominations in the Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance category with two major hits- Way 2 Sexy, and Certified Lover Boy- with Way 2 Sexy featuring Young Thug and Future.
Drake Pulls Out Of the Grammys
Although Drake was clearly a part of both of the categories earlier today, his nominations were discarded by evening- leaving the race with just four different nominees.
It is quite well-known that the nominations for the Grammy’s are always submitted through a record label. For the Canadian performer to withdraw, implies that everyone involved was on board with the decision. As it stands, the Grammys are just a couple of months from being held, so any pullouts during this interim period are certainly a rarity.
Drake has been pretty vocal in his criticism of the Grammys, especially the previous year when he went on Instagram to express the frustration that he felt against the award show. After the nominations came to the forefront, the performer took to Instagram where he stated that it was time the artists stopped being shocked with the disconnect between impactful, soulful music and the awards.
It was time that the artists finally accepted that what was once the highest award of recognition in the music industry was just an award now.
One of the major points of contention between Drake and the Grammys is that the singer has always been nominated in the rap category- despite him having major pop hits.