Drake’s Tribute Speech for Lil Wayne at GRAMMY Global Impact Awards
Drake’s Tribute Speech for Lil Wayne at GRAMMY Global Impact Awards: February 2nd was Recording Academy Honors night. The GRAMMYs week celebrations included an event at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles that was presented by the Black Music Collective.
Drake praised Wayne with a video message at the occasion where Lil Wayne and Missy Elliott received the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award. Having cracked a joke like,
“Good evening, Grammys.”
He paid honor to his mentor Weezy by saying,
“Well, I haven’t gotten to say that since 2016.”
Drake’s history with the Grammys hasn’t been positive, as we all know, so the opening statement above makes sense.
Drizzy praised Wayne by stating,
“Lil Wayne… I love you so much. I know I probably get annoying with saying how much you mean to me and my family, but I think I speak on behalf of everybody when I say that our careers, our cadences, our melodies, maybe our face tats or our outfits or our decisions in general would not have been the same without your natural gift to just be yourself.”
View the video below;
Weezy gave a moving statement in which he discussed his background and honored his children’s mother.
“I want you all to know that I don’t get honored. Where I’m from, New Orleans, you’re not supposed to do this. I walked into my mama’s room when I was 14. She asked me for a kid because my dad was killed. And her son had just blown up and went on his first tour. When I came home she said, ‘Son, I can’t live in this house by myself. We’re going to have to figure something out.’ “I’d like to thank Antonia Johnson [his first child’s mother] for reasoning with me and my mom, and my life. I’d like to thank every single one of my kids and every single one of their mothers.”
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