While taking the stage to accept the prize for Best Rap Song for "God's Plan" at the awards function last night (February 10), the musician found himself abruptly muted during what sounded to be a genuine speech.
“You’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you are a hero in your hometown,” the Canadian lyricist told the crowd, adding, “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, you already won.”
These were the last lines viewers heard before the 32-year-old realized his mic had suddenly gone mute as the program cut to commercial.
Fans assumed the blip was intentional due to the nature of Drake's speech — however, a rep for the show said the error was accidental.
"During Drake’s speech, there was a natural pause and at that moment the producers did assume that he was done and then cut to commercial,” a Grammys spokesperson told Variety in a statement. “However the producers did speak with Drake following his speech and did offer him to come back on stage to finish whatever his thoughts were. But Drake said he was happy with what he said and didn’t have anything to add."
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