When Drake was tapped to host the Juno Awards, Canada’s answer to the Grammys, many assumed he would be showered with trophies. After all, in the last year the Canadian rapper had released a platinum debut album and become an international superstar. But that is not how the evening played out, as Drake failed to take home a single statuette. His countryman, rapper Kardinal Offishall, saw this as a slap in the face to Drake.
The Canadian Press is reporting that Ofishall called Drake’s Juno goose-egg, “To me, that’s just utter disrespect. He had one of the biggest years ever in rap history as far as being a Canadian, they have him hosting the entire thing — that just looks terrible on them more than him. It makes absolutely no sense. There’s nothing more that he possibly could have done within his career. He sold a gang of records, had great success, has a huge fan base, and then he comes, he hosts the whole thing, and to me, it’s disrespect, what they did. Absolute disrespect.”
For his part, Drake was a consummate professional even in the face of defeat, never showing any signs of bitterness. He has yet to make an official comment either in regards to his poor showing at the Juno’s or Kardinal Ofishall’s comments.
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