Drake withdraws two Grammy nominations
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Drake withdraws two Grammy nominations

Jewish rapper has in the past shown his displeasure for not being nominated outside the rap category, also criticised ceremony itself.

Drake at this year's Billboard Music Awards.   Photo: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File
Drake at this year's Billboard Music Awards. Photo: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File

DRAKE wants no part in competing for a Grammy.

The Jewish four-time Grammy winner and his management asked the Recording Academy to withdraw his two nominations from the final-round ballot, people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.

Last week, the Grammys removed Drake’s nominations from the nominee list on its website.

Drake was nominated for best rap album for Certified Lover Boy while “Way 2 Sexy”, featuring Future and Young Thug, earned a nomination for best rap performance.

Drake has called out the Grammys in previous years. The rapper has shown his displeasure for not being nominated outside the rap category. He also took aim at the importance of the Grammy Awards during his acceptance speech after “God’s Plan” won best rap song in 2019.

“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 promised you, you already won,” he said while holding his trophy. Before the rapper continued, his speech was cut off.

The Grammys will take place in Los Angeles on January 31.

WITH TIMES OF ISRAEL

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