Drake has withdrawn his two Grammy nominations from competition on the upcoming awards present. In response to Variety, Drake and his administration made that call and relayed it to the Recording Academy, which honored the request. The classes he withdrew from have been Greatest Rap Efficiency for “Approach 2 Attractive” and Greatest Rap Album for Licensed Lover Boy.
Selection additionally reported that there received’t be a substitute for Drake in these classes.
Drake’s had a tumultuous relationship with the Recording Academy prior to now. In 2017, he skipped the Grammy ceremony (regardless of profitable two awards). In 2019, Drake declined a proposal to carry out at that yr’s ceremony and had his mic lower throughout an acceptance speech after profitable Greatest Rap Music for “God’s Plan” after criticizing the Recording Academy.
Previously week, Marilyn Manson misplaced his nomination for Greatest Rap Music for Kanye West’s “Jail” on account of the adjustments within the songwriting credit score. On Sunday, Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff and St. Vincent misplaced their Album of the Yr nominations for Olivia Rodrigo’s Bitter. The trio are credited songwriters on the album.