His hit "God's Plan" won the best rap song and the rapper offered words of encouragement to other artists during his acceptance.
"I want to take this opportunity while I'm here to just talk to all the kids who see this, hope to make music," said Dragon. "All my peers who make music from their heart that makes things clean and tell the truth, I want to tell you that we are playing in a sporting sport, not a fact-based sport. So it's not the NBA where at the end of the year You hold a trophy because you made the right decisions or won the games. "
"This is a business where sometimes it is up to a bunch of people who may not understand what a mixed race child from Canada has to say or a flying Spanish girl from New York or anyone else, or a brother from Houston in there, my brother Travis [Scott] But my point is that you have already won if you have people singing your songs word by word if you are a hero in your hometown. who have regular jobs coming out in the rain, in the snow using their hard earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you do not need this right here. I promise you you have already won. "
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"The fact is, we continue to have a problem in the hip-hop world," Ehrlich said. "When they do not take home the big prize, the academy's name and what Grammys represents, it continues to be less meaningful for the hip hop community, which is sad."