Drake, known for his ongoing tensions with the Grammys to criticize the awards show just before its broadcast.
Sharing a snippet from his 2019 Grammy acceptance speech on Instagram Story, he stated, "this show isn’t the facts — it’s just the opinion of a group of people whose names are kept a secret. Literally. You can Google it. Congrats to anybody winning anything for hip hop, but this show doesn’t dictate anything in our world."
In 2019, after winning a Grammy for best rap song, Drake used his speech to underscore that the Grammys operate in an opinion-based realm, unlike a factual sports competition.
The singer said, "I want to let you know that we’re playing in an opinion-based sport. Not a factual-based sport. So it’s not the NBA where at the end of the year, you’re holding a trophy because you made the right decisions or won the games."
He emphasized that success in the music industry is measured by the audience's connection and support, not necessarily by winning awards.
"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, in the snow, spending their hard-earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows? You don’t need this right there I promise you," he said.
Despite receiving four Grammy nominations this year, including categories like best rap performance and best rap album through collaboration with 21 Savage, Drake chose not to submit his solo album For All the Dogs for consideration.