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The Grammys cut off Drake’s acceptance speech

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Drake tossed some subtle shade at the Recording Academy during the 2019 Grammys, while accepting his trophy for Best Rap Song for “God’s Plan.”

The award, which went to Drake and his fellow songwriters for the hit single from Drake’s 2018 album Scorpion, doesn’t typically make for one of the evening’s major moments. But Drake took the opportunity to pay respect to his fellow nominees and remind everyone that there’s more to success than winning a Grammy.

Drake shouted out fellow artists like Travis Scott and Cardi B, and pointed out that the music industry is run by people “that might not understand what a mixed-race kid from Canada has to say, or a fly Spanish girl from New York.” This seems to have been a tacit callout of the Grammys’ struggle to diversify their many, many awards categories.

Multiple artists including Drake reportedly declined invitations to perform at the 2019 ceremony. Their decisions, along with Donald Glover’s complete absence despite his prominent nominations, have generally been interpreted as protests against the Recording Academy’s deference to white recording artists.

Drake went even further during his acceptance speech, however, reminding everyone watching that the Grammys don’t have to be the highest standard of achievement in an increasingly diverse industry.

“The point is,” Drake said, “you’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you are a hero in your hometown.

“Look, look, if there [are] 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,” he said as he gestured with the Grammy in his hand. “I promise you, you already won.”

However, right before Drake was about to continue his point with a prominent “but,” the telecast abruptly cut away to a commercial — leaving onlookers remarking over the awkward cut-off.

Clearly, the Grammys didn’t want to wait around to hear what point Drake might have had to make. But the show’s quick cutaway made Drake’s ostensible point without him having to make it himself: The less diverse the room is, the easier it is for diverse viewpoints — like Drake’s — to be silenced.

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Some people are chasing their future so fast that they stop noticing how great their lives today actually are. And truly happy people don’t need to chase anything: they are happy to have a comfortable bed, a loyal friend who is always there for them, a present from their grandmother, and for every small achievement on their life path.

These people are more effective than any coach at teaching us to be happy right here and right now and we at Bright Side were inspired by their ability to be happy no matter what.

1. His person just got home after a few months of work. That’s the look of pure happiness.

2. Soap bubbles are absolutely necessary for a happy childhood.

3. These 4 guys agree.

4. “My son has struggled with autism, Tourette’s, agoraphobia, severe anxiety, and OCD. He found solace in writing and just published his book on Amazon! Here he is giving a copy to one of his teachers that helped him along the way.”

5. “The photo my sister sent me of her dog and the new puppy they just got”

6. “My mom made my girls one Pom-Pom rug each. They took 80 hours, 320 Pom-Poms, and she let them choose their favorite colors. Just missed Christmas, but they are ecstatic nevertheless.”

7. “After years of sleeping on the floor and then on an air mattress, I finally own a bed!!! ”

8. I call this one “Pure Happiness.”

9. “My niece has always loved pumpkins. Today, we took her to a pumpkin farm for the first time…”

10. “10 months ago I decided to start learning to love myself. I moved states, got a new job, and have surrounded myself with amazing friends (some new & old). This photo has captured exactly how I feel… Pure happiness! I am so proud”

11. “My wife captured a moment between my daughter and I on the train while she was ‘booping’ my nose with hers. Pure happiness.”

12. “Makes me weak in the knees to see the happiness in my 8-year-old yellow Lab’s eyes, as well as the happiness in the eyes of my 81-year-old Mom.”

13. He is genuinely happy.

14. When your friend is with you and you’re happy:

15. Weee… that was fun.

16. With age, people are more likely to find harmony with themselves and with the world.

17. “My boyfriend got me a lemur experience for my birthday!”

18. Snow. This is all these guys need to be happy.

19. There is no such thing as pure happiness… Or is there?

20. “My mother had wanted a miniature poodle for over 30 years. This is the day Zoe came home.”

21. “My dad got married this past weekend after being single for 13 years and raising 3 girls alone. This is what happiness looks like.”

22. “Here’s another shot of my 101-year-old grandfather with our new puppy! This is pure joy if I’ve ever seen it!”

23. “Me and my girlfriend were in a car accident in which her arm had to be amputated. A week later we adopted Lola, I don’t know who’s happier… I’m going with Lola.”

24. “After an 8 month apprenticeship, and numerous clean downs and set ups, this is me doing my first tattoo on some fake skin. It is what it is but I couldn’t be happier. I earned this.”

25. “My parents split up when I was a baby. Even though they didn’t get along, they maintained a healthy relationship so they could equally raise me. This is our first picture together in a decade. I’m thankful to be proof that parents who are separated can still work together.”

26. Happiness is a state of mind.

Which of these photos seems the most uplifting to you?

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