YMCMB rapper Drake is aware of the credentials and prestige that come along with winning a Grammy, as he’s already been nominated for quite a few Grammys. Drizzy has yet to take home the gold, but reveals that he feels it’s all based on “politics” and though he’d still love to win one in the future; he has given up on the notion of “trying to win a Grammy.”
Drake expressed his disappointment about “Best I Ever Had” losing to Jay-Z for “D.O.A” a few years back. “The one that really got to me was when I lost to “D.O.A.” for “Best I Ever Had.” That one to me was, like, really? Not to say that Jay-Z isn’t the most incredible rapper and that “D.O.A.” wasn’t a good song. I just felt like they had an option to give me a Grammy for a mixtape, and they just didn’t do it [laughs]. Because it goes against the grain of everything that is traditional”, says Drake. He also went on to say “I’ve always been fascinated with the Grammys, so I don’t mean disrespect when I say this, but I’ve kind of given up on them. If I ever get one, or when I get one, I’ll be ecstatic…”
Though its been a childhood dream to be on the Grammy stage recieving the award and thanking his mother. Drake no longer measures his musical success on actually winning the award.