The four-time Grammy winner and his administration requested the Recording Academy to withdraw his two nominations from the final-round poll, two individuals acquainted with the choice instructed The Related Press. They stated Drake’s request was honored by the academy.
The individuals spoke to the AP on the situation of anonymity as a result of they weren’t approved to talk publicity on the matter.
On Monday, the Grammys has already eliminated Drake’s nominations from the nominee listing on its website.
Drake has referred to as out the Grammys in earlier years. The rapper has proven his displeasure for not being nominated outdoors the rap class. He additionally took intention on the significance of the Grammy Awards throughout his acceptance speech after “God’s Plan” gained greatest rap tune in 2019.
“If there’s individuals who have common jobs who’re popping out within the rain, within the snow, spending their hard-earned cash to purchase tickets to return to your exhibits, you do not want this proper right here. I promised you, you already gained,” stated Drake whereas holding his trophy. Earlier than the rapper continued, his speech was minimize off.
The Grammys will happen in Los Angeles on Jan. 31.