Canadian rapper, and winner of Best Rap Song at 2019 Grammy, have ignited almost half a million twitter reactions over his acceptance speech at the global awards.
Questioning the bias in nomination and awards in the music space, Drake said, “I want to take this opportunity while I’m up here to just talk to all the kids that are watching this, aspiring to do music.
“All my peers that make music from their heart that do things pure and tell the truth, I wanna let you know we’re playing in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport.
“So it’s not the NBA where at the end of the year you’re holding a trophy because you made the right decisions or won the games.
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“The point is you have already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word if you’re a hero in your hometown.
“If there’s people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain, in the snow, spending their hard-earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows.”
“You don’t need this right here, I promise you that, you already won,” he said, holding up his Grammy.
The event organisers swiftly cut-off his speech for commercials once he started talking in-depth.
Twitter users have applauded the rapper for addressing such fundamental issue in the industry.
@Nassa_jr tweeted “Drake’s speech at the Grammys is the kind of speech that wins you an Election. So inspirational”
“Drake was speaking facts that is why they cut his speech short the Grammys don’t want to hear the truth about themselves. The Grammys don’t define a great artist AT ALL. Its all about the fans and creating great music,” tweeted @ovosailingsouls
A Twitter user, @TundeGbedo said, “For the first time, I will agree with Drake 100 percent on that.”
@Shaneiso tweeted, “Legendary. We are witnessing the hard beginning of Something interesting in the music business.
“Hopefully people can take a lot from these speeches. Those awards don’t validate your creativity and passion,” the user added.
@Boodaforceghost wrote, “Thank you Drake for questioning what is an artist true worth and the meaning of true success, it’s a shame we couldn’t hear more.”