Drake Withdraws From Grammy Nominations

Canadian superstar rapper, Drake, has withdrawn his two nominations from this year’s Grammy nomination. The rapper asked the recording academy to take his name off the two awards he was nominated for for reasons he is yet to disclose. His actions comes just weeks after the nominations were released.

Drake was in contention for the Best rap album for “Certified Lover Boy” and Best Rap Performance for “Way 2 Sexy” (featuring Future and Young Thug).

Drake had previously criticized the Grammy Awards for snubbing the Weeknd, a fellow Canadian, following the success of his album “After Hours” in 2020. With many speculating that Drakes decision to withdraw could be related to the incidents of the previous year after he suggested it would be a great idea to begin an offshoot awards ceremony

“I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and just accept that what once was the highest form of recognition may no longer matter to the artist that exist now and the ones that come after,” he wrote in an Instagram Story.

“It’s like a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just won’t change their ways. The other day I said @theweeknd was a lock for either album or song of the year along with countless other reasonable assumptions and it just never goes that way. This is a great time for somebody to start something new that we can build up overtime and pass on to the generations to come.”

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