The rapper, who shocked viewers with his appearance at the awards ceremony, couldn’t help but tell the audience that he doesn’t need an award to be a winner.
Stepping up to collect the Best Rap Song gong for God’s Plan, he said: “We play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport.
“The point is you’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you’re a hero in your hometown.
— Word On Road (@WordOnRd)February 11, 2019
“Look, if there’s people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain and snow, spending money to buy tickets to your shows, you don’t need this right here. You already won. But-“
Drake, real name Aubrey Graham, was then cut off both in the arena and on TV as the show went to an advert.
Viewers were left furious at the interruption with many slamming the show on social media for cutting off the “best speech” of the night.
— The Megan (@MegYuup)February 11, 2019
— Hannah Westbrook (@hansmichelle_)February 11, 2019
— OurRelatedThoughts (@OurRelated)February 11, 2019
Still mad they cut Drake off he was speaking real facts .. #GRAMMYs— Reaganlashell (@reaganlashell)February 11, 2019
Drake got cut off during his acceptance speech at the #GRAMMYs. Still got his point across though. 🐐— Asseya (@runawaybabyyyy)February 11, 2019
One user wrote: “You really gonna cut Drake off when he had the best speech.” [sic]
Another commented: “Called it! @Drake wins Best Rap Song for "God's Plan" and gives one hell of a speech before the #GRAMMYs cut him off. Not a good look.”
A third added: “Drake didn’t deserve to be cut off for stating facts.”
The Grammy Award marks Drake’s second win after he took home the same gong in 2017 for hit Hotline Bling.
He was also nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Rap Performance at this year’s ceremony.