Over 480 thousand Twitter users have reacted to Drake’s controversial acceptance speech at the 61st Grammy Awards.
The News Agency of Nigeria that the rapper, who picked the Grammy for Best Rap Song for ‘God’s Plan’, took the moment to address the imbalance in award nominations and awards.
He said, “I want to take this opportunity while I’m up here to just talk to all the kids that are watching this, aspiring to do music.
“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.
“If there are 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 here, I promise you that, you already won,” he said, holding up his Grammy.
Following the speech, fans across the world, including Nigeria commended the rapper for speaking his truth and calling out award shows for their perceived bias.
@TundeGbedo said, “For the first time, I will agree with Drake 100 per cent.”
“Hopefully people can take a lot from these speeches. Those awards don’t validate your creativity and passion.”
@Boodaforceghost wrote, “Thank you Drake for questioning what is an artiste’s true worth and the meaning of true success, it’s a shame we couldn’t hear more.”
In an interesting turn of events, his speech was cut off straight to commercials once he started talking in-depth.