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LOS ANGELES – Drake wants no part in competing for a Grammy.

The four-time Grammy winner and his management asked the Recording Academy to withdraw two of their nominations from the final round ballot, two people familiar with the decision told the Associated Press. He said that Drake’s request was honored by the academy.

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People spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to campaign on the matter.

On Monday, the Grammys have already removed Drake’s nomination from the nominees list. Website,

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Drake was nominated for Best Rap Album for “Certified Lover Boy” and “Way 2 Sexy” featuring Future & Young Thugs, which earned nominations for Best Rap Performance.

Drake has called out the Grammys over the years. The rapper has expressed displeasure over not being nominated outside the rap category. He also hit out at the importance of the Grammy Awards during his acceptance speech after “God’s Plan” won Best Rap Song in 2019.

“If there are people who have regular jobs that are coming out in the rain, in the snow, spending their hard earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, then you don’t need it here. I asked you to Promised, you’ve already won, Drake said while holding his trophy. Before the rapper could move on, his speech was cut out.

The Grammys will take place on January 31 in Los Angeles.