October 5, 2022

Drake Withdraws Grammy Nominations for ‘Certified Lover Boy’ and ‘Way 2 Sexy’

Drake has determined in opposition to collaborating within the 2022 Grammy Awards, withdrawing his two nominations. He was up for Greatest Rap Album for Licensed Lover Boy and Greatest Rap Efficiency for “Way 2 Sexy.”

Selection stories that the request was made by the Canadian rapper and his administration crew. The Grammys complied with the request.

Drake was one in every of 5 nominees within the classes by which he was nominated. These classes will now proceed with simply 4 nominees as an alternative of transferring one other artist up into the vacated spot. 

Drake has not publicly addressed the rationale for the withdrawal, and it’s unclear why he selected to take action.

It’s well-known that Drake has had a strained relationship with the award present. Simply final 12 months, he referred to as for the ceremony to be reworked into “something new that we can build up over time and pass on to the generations to come,” after The Weekend did not garner a nomination. 

(*2*) he wrote in his Instagram Story on the time. 

Additional again then that, he declined to submit his Extra Life in 2018 and stated the Grammys maintain no worth throughout his acceptance speech in 2019. Producers of the present lower his mic mid-speech.

“We play an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport,” he stated. “You already won if you have people singing your songs word for word; if they’re singing in your hometown. You’re already winning; you don’t need this right here.”