At the Grammy nominations announcement ceremony a few weeks back, it was announced that 35-year-old Drake had earned himself two nods this year – Best Rap Album for Certified Lover Boy and Best Rap Performance for his Future & Young Thug collab track, “Way 2 Sexy.”
According to Variety, the father of one and his management team have made the decision to withdraw his submissions, with the Grammys choosing to honour the rapper’s request. He has yet to address the choice publicly, and at the time, his motivation remains unclear.
The article notes that, since ballots have already been posted to Academy members, voting will go forward with just four nominees rather than giving a nomination to the recipient of the sixth-most votes, as has happened in the past.
More info to come…