Drake Isn't Performing At The 2016 Grammys, So What Will He Be Doing Instead?
During my occasional switch from the Puppy Bowl to that other, less exciting Bowl, I witnessed a commercial or two. One such Super Bowl commercial was an advertisement for the 2016 Grammys that listed multiple artists who would be appearing at the event — including Drake. However, the rapper himself came out soon after the advertisement, taking to Twitter to inform us that, no, Drake will not be performing at the 2016 Grammys, which will air on CBS on February 15. However, he will certainly be present at the event, as he is nominated for four awards at the 2016 Grammy Awards: Best Rap Album (If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late), Best Rap Song (“Energy”), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“Only”) and Best Rap Performance (“Back to Back” and “Truffle Butter”). But what else will be Drake be doing that warranted an appearance on the Super Bowl ad?
Other artists were mentioned in the advertisement who are not performing but are "appearing," including Ice Cube, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Lionel Richie, Meghan Trainor, Luke Bryan and Nicki Minaj. Meanwhile, the artists that are confirmed to perform include Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Diplo, Skrillex, Chris Stapleton, Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark Jr., Pitbull, Robin Thicke, Travis Barker and the Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry), Adele, James Bay, Andra Day, Ellie Goulding, the Broadway cast of Hamilton, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, and The Weekend. I think Drake is being a tad cheeky with this tweet, as in he knows something we don't.
Despite this, the line-up is pretty packed, so I can't imagine how they will work Drake and these other "appearances" in other than as celebrities just chilling in the audience, preparing to present and accept awards. Unless every artist gets on the stage together in a chorus-style and sings "We Are The World" (please, oh please, oh please)? Or maybe Drake will be appearing in a humorous sketch, showcasing his wonderful sense of humor? Or maybe I'm reading too much into this, and the only reason Drake and all these other artists were featured on the advertisement is to show that they will be present, and that they are all big deals.
I have no idea what's going to go on, but, gosh, am I curious. Monday can't come fast enough.