His hit "God's Plan" won the best rap song, and the rapper offered encouragement to encouraging artists during his acceptance speech.
"I would like to take this opportunity while I am here to talk to all the children who watch this, strive for music," said Drake. "All of my peers who make music from their hearts, do things clean and tell the truth, I want to let you know that we're playing in opinion-based sports, not fact-based sports, so the NBA is not finished of the year, you're holding a trophy because you made the right decisions or won the games. "
"This is a business that sometimes involves a bunch of people who may not understand what a mixed race kid from Canada has to say, or a Spanish aviator from New York or anyone else or a Houston brother My Travis [Scott] But my point is that you've already won when people sing your songs word for word, if you're a hero in your hometown, see if there are people who have regular jobs and come in the rain The snow that spends its hard-earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you do not need here Here I promise you have already won. "
The broadcast became Commercials before Drake had finished speaking. Long-time Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich told the New York Times last week that Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino would not perform during the film event.
"The fact is that we continue to have a problem in the hip-hop world," said Ehrlich. "If they do not take the big prize home, the Academy's respect and whatever." The Grammys are still less meaningful to the hip-hop community, which is sad. "