First and foremost, he was rightfully ripping the Grammys for its abiding race problems - the fact that rap music has been the dominant music of our time for quite some time, but only one rap act has ever won album of the year (OutKast in 2004).
Kacey Musgraves' country-pop release "Golden Hour" won album of the year, and British singer Dua Lipa won best new artist - a year after female voices were somewhat muted at the 2018 ceremony and the Grammys were criticized for the low number of female nominees.
Ludwig Goransson, who co-wrote and produced Gambino's song, said he was surprised a rap song had never won in the past.
All the same, Drake will likely get the opportunity to say a lot more at the Grammys in the years ahead, keeping in mind the emcee has already been nominated by the Recording Academy a total of 42 times throughout his career. In the Best Album category, there was some speculation that Brandi Carlile's nomination for By The Way, I Forgive You - Carlile took home three genre trophies as a consolation - might cause a vote split between the two roots-rooted artists.
"And next it's the Oscars with a live performance with Bradley (Cooper) at the Oscars...", he said, before passing Gaga the microphone. Throughout A Star is Born, Ally is the kind of woman who starts to make a name for herself, and she, essentially, sells out-much to her husband's dismay, I might add. "It's really insane", Musgraves continued. "I want to thank my daughter".
The 32-year-old singer looked lost for words, and after a moment of silence, she responded, "You're like, answer my question but I'm not asking one". This did not seem to effect their positive attitudes, instead they appeared extremely grateful in multiple interviews to have been the first Kpop artists invited to the Grammy's.
Musgraves toldBillboard in March that getting out in the world transformed a homophobic upbringing and allowed her a different perspective on how people should be treated. I still love the performance-it's still Gaga at her finest-but it feels like the magic of the first time we all heard "Shallow" is wearing off.
They gave out the best R&B album gong which went to H.E.R. Also a no-show was Ariana Grande, who chose not to perform because of a disagreement with show producers.