Drake took out the Grammy for Best Rap Song today, beating out Travis Scott (“SICKO MODE"), Jay Rock (“King’s Dead” and “WIN”), and Eminem (“Lucky You”) to take the trophy home for "God's Plan."
While accepting his award, the "Headlines" rapper delivered an inspiring speech about how artists shouldn't need awards to validate themselves or their success. But before he could finish his speech he was cut off by the organisers, probably due to the somewhat controversial comments he was making, ans also because he was talking about the event itself.
"We play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport," he began in his speech. “The point is, you’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you’re a hero in your hometown. Look, if there’s people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain and snow, spending money to buy tickets to your shows, you don’t need this right here. You already won.”
This now marks the second time that Drake has earned the honor of Best Rap Song, having won the award in 2017 for "Hotline Bling." At this year's ceremonies, Drake was up for a total of five awards that include Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and twice for Best Rap Performance.