The 59th Annual Grammy Awards went down last week, and this year’s award ceremony saw a boycott of the event from a bunch of different artists, including Frank Ocean and Kanye West.
Now, rapper Drake has spoken out about his track ‘Hotline Bling’ winning two of the statues, for ‘Best Rap/Sung Performance‘ and ‘Best Rap Song’.
He spoke on OVO Sound Radio about the very bizarre fact that both of his track’s awards were in the ‘Rap‘ section – but the song has literally no rapping in it whatsoever.
He told interviewer and Beats 1 personality DJ Semtex that he believed the Grammys placed his non-rap song in the ‘Rap’ category due to the fact he’s a black man:
“I am referred to as a black artist, like last night at [the Grammys], I’m a black artist… I’m 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. . . Maybe because I’ve rapped in the past or because I’m black, I can’t figure out why.I won two awards, but I don’t even want them, because it just feels weird for some reason.”
During the lengthy interview, he also speaks about the “emotional toll” the beef with Meek Mill took on him.
Listen to the full interview below:
Uh huh, true that. Kanye‘s been singin’ this same tune for a while now:
Source: OVO Sound Radio.