Why Was Drake's Speech Cut Off At The Grammy Awards? Here Is Why He Won The Night

Why Was Drake's Speech Cut Off At The Grammy Awards? Here Is Why He Won The Night
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Why was Drake's speech during the 2019 Grammy Awards cut off? That is the question being posed by many people who watched the awards show that took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

The Canadian rapper was declared the winner of the night after he took the stage to give a speech after winning the golden trophy for best rap song for “God’s Plan.”

Drake used his time on stage to deliver an important message -- an artist is still an artist even if he/she did not win a Grammy.

"I want to take this opportunity while I'm up here to just talk to all the kids that are watching this, aspiring to do music," Drake said. "All my peers that make music from their heart that do things pure and tell the truth, I wanna let you know we're playing in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport. So it's not the NBA where at the end of the year you're holding a trophy because you made the right decisions or won the games."

The Canadian music star added: "This is a business where sometimes it's up to a bunch of people who might not understand what a mixed-race kid from Canada has to say or a fly Spanish girl from New York or anybody else, or a brother from Houston right there, my brother Travis [Scott]. But my point is you've already won if you have people singing your songs word for word if you're a hero in your hometown. Look, if there are people who have regular jobs which 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."

Many were baffled that mid-sentence, the show cut off the speech and moved to a commercial.

After the show, a representative for the Grammys explained that they did not intentionally cut off the mic and they did offer Drake the opportunity to return to the stage and finish his remarks.

Sunshine Sachs ’ Michael Samonte said: “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,” said Sunshine Sachs’ Michael Samonte. “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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