Drake withdraws 2 Grammy nominations from final ballotMonday, December 06, 2021
LOS ANGELES, United States (AP) —Drake and his management have asked the Recording Academy to withdraw his two nominations from the final-round ballot.
Two people familiar with Drake's decision told The Associated Press that the four-time Grammy winner's request was honoured by the academy.
The Grammys has already removed Drake from the nominee list on its website.
Drake was nominated for best rap album “Certified Lover Boy” and “Way 2 Sexy” featuring Future and Young Thug, which 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,” said Drake while holding his trophy.
Before the rapper continued, his speech was cut off.
The Grammys will take place in Los Angeles on January 31.