After being announced as the “Best Rap song” winner Drake and his producer Cardo hit the stage to accept their award and Champagne Papi began to throw some shade at the Grammy execs in the most gracious way he could find possible.
“the first time in Grammy history where I actually am who I thought I was for a second, so I like that.” He asked “the kids watching, those aspiring to do music, and all my peers that make music from their heart, that do things pure and tell the truth” to “know we play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport. It is not the NBA… This is a business where sometimes it is up to a bunch of people that might not understand what a mixed race kid from Canada has to say… or a brother from Houston right there, my brother Travis. You’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you are a hero in your hometown. If there is 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, you already won.”
Upon gasping for his next breath to finish his speech Drake was immediately cut off with announcements for the upcoming parts of the show before the commercial break.
The events have led some on social media to believe it was intentional due to the OVO CEO’s comments, Drake himself has subliminally chimed in on the events for his IG page he shared a photo of his associate Chubbs holding the winning card from the Grammys, stating in the caption. “Too raw for TV,”.