Canadian rapper Drake feels the same sense of entitlement as Beyonce, Viola Davis and other urban stars who only feel validated when their achievements are recognized by their Caucasian counterparts.
It isn’t enough for these urban stars to win major awards, they want awards usually reserved for Caucasians.
Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis, 51, said not winning an Oscar was like “falling from a 100-story building”. She told Jimmy Kimmel that not winning an Oscar was “devastating”.
Pop singer Beyonce flipped the bird at the Recording Academy after she lost the coveted Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year to Adele.
Drake says he won’t accept his 2 Grammy Awards because it “feels weird” to accept rap awards for a pop song.
The 30-year-old rapper won Grammys for Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Rap Song for his track “Hotline Bling” on Feb. 12, but he isn’t happy because he disagrees with the category the song was placed in.
“I won two awards, but I don’t even want them because it just feels weird for some reason. It just doesn’t feel right to me,” he said during the OVO Sound radio show on Beats 1.
He says “Hotline Bling” is a crossover pop song, which transformed him from a lowly rapper into a higher valued pop singer.
“I’m apparently a rapper, even though ‘Hotline Bling’ is not a rap song. The only category they can manage to fit me in is in a rap category, maybe because I’ve rapped in the past or because I’m black. I can’t figure out why.”
Drake also said he feels like he is being “purposefully” alienated by Grammys organizers who are “making” him win rap awards.
Even though “Hotline Bling” was as annoying as elevator music, the rapper/singer is proud to have a pop song that was “one of the biggest songs of the year”.
Drake, who aspires to be bigger than Michael Jackson, says he can’t understand why he gets no credit for his pop achievements.