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Drake Doesn't Think He Deserved to Win at the 2017 Grammys, 'I Don’t Even Want Them'

Drake Doesn't Think He Deserved to Win at the 2017 Grammys, 'I Don’t Even Want Them'

Drake is speaking out against his win at last weekend’s 2017 Grammy Awards.

The 30-year-old performer appeared on Apple Music’s OVO Sound radio show where opened up abouthe feels like an “outsider” as a black, Jewish, Canadian in an American market and that he doesn’t think his song “Hotline Bling” deserved to be put under the rap categories at the Grammys.

“I am referred to as a black artist,” Drake said. “I’m a black artist… I’m apparently a rapper, even though “Hotline Bling” is not a rap song. The only category they can manage to fit me in is in a rap category, maybe because I’ve rapped in the past or because I’m black. I can’t figure out why.”

Even though Drake did not attend the awards show last weekend, “Hotline Bling” won Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Rap Song.

Also pictured inside: Drake grabbing dinner on Saturday night (February 19) in London, England.

Click inside to read more about what Drake said…

“There’s pop obligations they have, and I flunked out,” Drake said. “I flunked out and got one of the biggest songs of the year that is a pop song and I’m proud of that. I love the rap world and I love the rap community… I write pop songs for a reason. I want to be like Michael Jackson. I want to be like artists that I looked up to. Those are pop songs, but I never get any credit for that…By the way, I’m speaking to you as a winner. I won two awards (last night), but I don’t even want them because it just feels weird for some reason. It just doesn’t feel right to me. I feel almost alienated, or like they’re trying to purposely alienate me by making me win rap awards or pacify me by handing me something and putting me in that category because it’s the only place where you can figure out where to put me.”

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  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    Shut up drake you sound stupid af you’re black and you do rap you are not a singer foh

  • mafergarrido90

    People are SUBMITTED at the Grammys. His team did this. Not the Recording Academy. They just accepted what they were given. His team could’ve/should’ve put him in R&B Song and R&B Performance categories if they wanted. That’s where he belongs for Hotline Bling. They just didn’t want to place him there because they knew Lemonade would defeat Views in that category and Beyonce would beat him for R&B Performance, an award for which she wasn’t even nominated in the end. Solange won there, Drake could’ve easily beaten her with Hotline Bling, just as easily as he won the Rap categories in which he didn’t belong.

  • mafergarrido90

    I misread the article. He wanted to be in Pop. Then go Pop if that’s what you want. He would’ve been accepted there. But again, his team knew he would easily loose there to Adele so they placed him in Rap, which like I said wasn’t necessary, as he could’ve won in R&B. But since that’s a “black” category too, I guess he wouldn’t have wanted that one either.

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  • plez

    So much whining for something you didn’t even want.

  • Arx

    Here come white people commenting telling him to shut up and accept what they give you…

  • Naynay

    I’am all for criticizing the grammy’s and God knows there’s a lot to criticize but be glad your rip off song got a grammy, the song didn’t even deserve a nomination, you do not rap on it but that ain’t singing, you’re humming on a song a got a grammy for it be glad ! Anti was a masterpiece and didn’t even get a grammy, lemonade was a masterpiece and only got two so sir you are priviledge for sure so stop whining

  • Visitor

    I love how growing up he wasn’t black and now for credibility, he’s black.

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