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Drake "Doesn't Want" His 2017 Grammys, "Feels Weird" About Category Wins

Let him explain...

Drake walked away with two Grammy awards last weekend for "Best Rap/Sung Performance" and "Best Rap Song" for "Hotline Bling." However, the 6 God revealed that the Twittersphere was not the only one confused by his wins in these categories at the 59th annual music event.

"Even though 'Hotline Bling' is not a rap song...the only category they can manage to fit me in is a rap category," he said to DJ Semtex on the OVO Sound radio show, which was recorded the day after his wins (Feb. 13). "Maybe because I’ve rapped in the past or because I’m black, I can’t figure out why. Just like I can't figure out why 'One Dance' wasn't nominated."

He then went on to discuss his belief that the Grammys doesn't know where to place black artists who are changing the game, so they're relegated to urban categories.

"I love the rap world and I love the rap community, but you're right. I write pop songs for a reason," he said. "I wanna be like Michael Jackson. I wanna be like artists that I've looked up to. Those are pop songs, but I never get any credit for that...I won two awards last night, but I don’t even want them, because it feels weird for some reason. It just doesn't feel right to me...[they want to] pacify me by handing me something, putting me in that category, because it's the only place you can figure out where to put me."

Drake turned down the invitation to come to the awards so that he could stay in London for his Boy Meets World tour. However, he doesn't think he was missing much since he believes the Grammys aren't a true testament to an artist's greatness.

"We’ve been conditioned to think that this is the true award for our accomplishments," he said. "All I’m saying is, to kids that will be coming up in the future that might not get championed: that’s okay, too. You’re dealing with a bunch of people that are just people, at the end of the day."

Listen to the full interview below. His Grammy comments can be heard around the 23:46 mark.

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Ebro Darden Denies Report That Says 'Hot 97' Will Not Play Tekashi 6ix9ine's Music

'Hot 97' radio personality Ebro Darden denies a TMZ report which stated that the station will not play Tekashi 6ix9ine's music once, and if, he's released from prison.

Earlier today, the outlet published a report stating that a Hot 97 executive said the station has never really been fans of Tekashi 6ix9ine, and that they will not play his music upon his release. Shortly after the report was published, Ebro responded.

"All execs @HOT97 deny speaking to anyone @TMZ," Ebro wrote in a tweet, "So this means that Tekashi marketing machine is revving up to rally his on-line #Bots and drive stories."

All execs @HOT97 deny speaking to anyone @TMZ ..... so this means that Tekashi marketing machine is revving up to rally his on-line #Bots and drive stories.

— El Viejo Ebro (@oldmanebro) October 14, 2019

A follower replied how Ebro shuts down new artists. And Ebro responded by saying that he will play Tekashi's music.

And then this... hahahahaha! I just said I was gonna play it. Ya’ll dumb https://t.co/JQAjkE2L9W

— El Viejo Ebro (@oldmanebro) October 14, 2019

6ix9ine reportedly signed a $10 million deal with his former label, 10k Projects, to record two albums upon his release from prison. It's been reported that one will be recorded in English and the other will be recorded in Spanish. As for his looming release, the rapper's sentencing has been scheduled for Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. EST.

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Hot 97 Will Reportedly Not Play Tekashi 6ix9ine's Music After His Prison Release

With 6ix9ine expected to come home soon, reportedly to a record deal worth $10 million, New York City's Hot 97 radio station is making it known that they will not play his music.

According to a report by TMZ, an executive from the radio station confirmed that they are not planning on playing 6ix9ine's music upon his release from prison. Hot 97's exec admits that the station has never been a big supporter of the rapper. They also dislike the Brooklyn rapper's decision to testify against his former Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods associates.

This also includes possibly banning the rapper from Summer Jam concert. TMZ  reported that the "Gummo" rapper is too much of a liability to preform at the celebrated concert.

Last year, Hot 97 personality Ebro, host of Ebro in the Morning, traded shots with 6ix9ine after the rapper berated Ebro on "Stoopid."

The executive states  that unless there's a public uproar that demands the station to play an overly successful song, then the company would consider it.

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Justin Bieber Flips 50 Cent's "Many Men" During Studio Session

Less than two weeks after becoming life partners with Hailey Baldwin, Justin Bieber returns to the studio where he's seen flexing his rap skills on his Instagram Stories.

The "Let Me Love You" singer rapped about his absence from pop culture, and his wife.

“Took a couple years off/Shed a couple tears, dawg/Been a victim of the system/I’m a Christian with a vision/My wife, yeah, I put her on a pedestal/My life is like a movie, The Incredibles," raps Bieber.

He also rapped about taking medication for his depression before borrowing a hook from 50 Cent's "Many Men."

“They put me on some medicine/Never thought that my depression would depend on it/Many men, wish death upon me/ Blood in my eye dog and I can’t see/I’m trying to be what I’m destined to be / And people trying to take my life away."

sounds like justin bieber has a new song on the way that flips 50 cent's “many men” 👀pic.twitter.com/cvdLpAEpFt

— Genius (@Genius) October 11, 2019

Bieber is reportedly back in album working on a new album. Last week, he joined forces with country duo Dan and Shay for the record "10,000 Hours."

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