Drake accepts the award for Best Rap Song.
“We play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport,” he began in his speech. “The point is, 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 and snow, spending money to buy tickets to your shows, you don’t need this right here. You already won.”
“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 HERE, I PROMISE YOU THAT. You already won”
— HotNewHipHop (@HotNewHipHop) February 11, 2019
This now marks the second time that Drake has earned the honor of Best Rap Song, having won the award in 2017 for “Hotline Bling.” At this year’s ceremonies, Drake was up for a total of five awards that include Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and twice for Best Rap Performance.
The Scorpion rapper also reportedly turned down the opportunity to perform at the Grammys this year.