Normally, a person who shows only to accept a trophy earned by him is not counted as night shock in any awards show. So give Drake credit for having cachet to get the biggest surprise of the Grammys Sunday night just by actually appearing to pick up his trophy for the best rap song for "God's Plan."
But he was cut off during his speech right after a pause and said "But …," the top viewers wonder if producers of the show accidentally gave him the yank – in the midst of some tiny shades he threw in the very idea of the awards showing – or if they just thought he was wrapped.  At nearly two-hour point of the show, the country duo Dan + Shay seemed ebullient when they announced Drake's name as the winner for the best rap song. Right when everyone thinks someone should tell them to calm down and accept on behalf of the absentee, there was Drake, emerging from the bottom of the stage, that if he had taken himself to the Staples Center from Canada to a high-speed tunnel to hear his name.
The loving and grateful gesture he seems to be, Drake does not let past the snubs see in this and other awards show absolutely no reference. (He also made a point of avoiding Junos of Canada, after unrewarded at that show, even though he was hosting it.)
He called it "the first period in the Grammy history where I actually thought I was for a second, so I wanted it." He asks " People who want to do music, and all my colleagues who make music from their heart, doing pure things and telling the truth" at "we know that we play in a  sport-based opinion, not a mind-based sport. It is not the NBA … T his business is up to a group of people who may not understand what a mixed race kid from Canada can say … or a brother from Houston there, my brother Travis. You've succeeded if you had people singing your song words for the word, if you were a hero at  your hometown. If there are people who have regular jobs coming in the rain, in the snow, spending their moneywork to buy tickets that came to your  show, you do not need this right here, I promise to you, you won . "
And then, in the middle of the sentence, the show was cut off commercially, leading to a cry in the media room that would probably hear all the way into the arena, where Drake was likely returning to the press room after the segment, shows that Dan + Shay seems unaware that Drake is cut off. Whether he knows or not, Drake does not hurry to leave; he has seen late bopping on a performance by Tra Travis Scott.