Cut OFF!

Grammy show producers cut to commercial in the middle of Drake's acceptance speech for Best Rap Song last night because he was about to shade the awards themselves ...

As Drake picked up the award for "God's Plan," he gave an inspiration speech to all of his competitors who didn't win -- and to those who aspire to do what he does but aren't yet at the top of the heap. He said, "This is the first time in Grammy history where I actually am who I thought I was for a second, so I like that. To the kids watching, those aspiring to do music, and all my peers that make music from their heart, that do things pure and tell the truth. Know we play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport. It is not the NBA… This is a business where sometimes it is up to a bunch of people that might not understand what a mixed race kid from Canada has to say… or a brother from Houston right there, my brother Travis. You’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you are a hero in your hometown. If there is people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain, in the snow, spending their hard-earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you don’t need this right here, I promise you, you already won.”

Then, mid-sentence the rapper was cut off and the show went to commercial. The audience groaned and when the show's producers were asked about the incident after the show, they said Drake was offered the opportunity to go back on stage and finish but he declined. "During Drake’s speech, there was a natural pause and at that moment the producers did assume that he was done and then cut to commercial,” said PR firm Sunshine Sachs’ Michael Samonte. “However the producers did speak with Drake following his speech and did offer him to come back on stage to finish whatever his thoughts were. But Drake said he was happy with what he said and didn’t have anything to add.”

Drake was asked to preform this year -- as he has been probably most every year -- but he also declined. He hasn't been seen at the show since 2013.