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Drake withdraws his Grammy nominations

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Drake announced Monday he is withdrawing his two Grammy Awards nominations, as reported by Variety.

Drizzy was nominated for Best Rap Album for Certified Lover Boy and Best Rap Performance for his song “Way 2 Sexy” featuring Future and Young Thug. The Toronto, MC, who previously won four Grammys, has been a frequent critic of the Grammy Awards in the past

Last year, after his close friend, the Weeknd, was shut out at the nominations, Drake called for the Grammys to be replaced with “something new that we can build up over time and pass on to the generations to come.”

In 2019, when “God’s Plan” won Best Rap Song, Drake said in his acceptance speech that the award had no value.

“We play an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport,” he said. “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.”

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