Drake Withdraws Two 2022 Grammy Nominations
Canadian rapper Aubrey Graham, professionally known as Drake has asked for his two Grammy nominations to be withdrawn for the 2022 award.
The request has already been granted by the Recording Academy.
Drake was one of five nominees for Best Rap Album, for “Certified Lover Boy,” and for Best Rap Performance, for his song “Way 2 Sexy” (featuring Future and Young Thug).
His withdrawal means there will now be only four nominees in each of the affected categories, although his motivation was unclear at the time of this publication.
However, the multiple-time Grammy winner has not made a statement regarding the withdrawal.
The artist has clashed with the Academy multiple times.
The Recording Academy’s system last year came under fire when Drake’s compatriot, The Weekend, was snubbed for any nominations despite having some of the year’s most critically acclaimed and popular work.
Drake while expressing his displeasure with the award organizers via his Instagram page last year said, “I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and just accept that what once was the highest form of recognition may no longer matter to the artist that exists now and the ones that come after.
” It’s like a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just won’t change their ways.”