Drake questions Grammy voting process and is taking a stand to make his point heard
Drake questions Grammy voting process and is taking a stand to make his point heard

Drake Raps Grammys For Being Out Of Touch

He might have a trio of Grammys under his belt, but Drake has turned his nose up at the "Music's Biggest Night."

"I won two awards last night, but I don't even want them," the Toronto hip-hop star told a British music show host in February, the day after his smash hit Hotline Bling earned a pair of Grammys (adding to his 2013 win for the album Take Care). 

"I am apparently a rapper, even though "Hotline Bling" is not a rap song. The only category they can manage to fit me in is a rap category," said Drake, who performed for fans in the U.K. rather than attend the televised Grammy gala. 

Now, as a fresh batch of nominees is being prepped for potential Grammy glory, Drake will be missing from the contenders' list unveiled Tuesday morning of his own volition. He reportedly chose not to submit his latest record-breaking release, More Life, for consideration.

Drake has put the Grammys on blast for being out of touch with contemporary music's cultural shifts and suggested it's tied to the awards' poor history of inclusion. He's one of a chorus that has also included the voices of Frank Ocean, Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Jay-Z. 

Continue reading ‘A hip-hop reckoning? Why Drake is sitting out the Grammys’ by Jessica Wong on the CBC News website

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