Drake cancels his 2021 Grammy nominations

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Drake is “Way 2 Sexy” for the Grammys.

The Canadian musician has sensationally withdrawn his two nominations for the upcoming 2022 Grammy Awards, as reported by Variety.

Drake, 35, was in the running for Best Rap Album with his record “Certified Lover Boy” and Best Rap Performance for his track “Way 2 Sexy.”

When reached by The Post, reps for Drake declined to comment. However, an insider close to his camp confirmed to The Post that it was a decision Drake himself made — and the Grammys honored his ask. 

The “Hotline Bling” rapper has previously won only four Grammy Awards, including for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song. That’s still far fewer than his peers, considering Jay-Z has won 23 Grammys to date.

The Grammys are considered the most prestigious awards in the music industry, and are voted on by members of the Recording Academy, an elite organization comprised of performers, producers and audio engineers.

Drake was one of five artists in each of the categories in which he was nominated. Variety reports that he will not be replaced in either category, and the remaining four artists will now battle it out for each of the awards.

The Weeknd has sensationally announced he is boycotting the Grammy Awards for good.
Last year, The Weeknd announced his intentions to boycott the Grammy Awards for good.
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The Weeknd slammed the Grammys in a tweet, stating: “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”

The news comes after The Weeknd famously declared earlier this year that he was boycotting the Grammy Awards for good after his album “After Hours” failed to garner any nominations for the 2021 Grammys.

However, the 31-year-old star has now been nominated for two Grammys at the upcoming 2022 awards. He received a nod in the Best Melodic Rap Performance category for his vocals on Kanye West’s track “Hurricane.”

He also was recognized for his work on West’s album “Donda” and Doja Cat’s record “Planet Her.”

While it’s theorized he will not be in attendance at the show — scheduled to air on Jan. 31, 2022 — The Weeknd has not withdrawn any of those nominations as of Monday evening.

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