On Sunday (Feb. 4), scores of music fans tuned in for the 66th Annual Grammy Awards, where SZA, Killer Mike, Tyla, Lil Durk, Coco Jones and more artists scored trophies during the evening’s festivities. Even as Black music received acknowledgment in 2024, many of its frontrunners don’t feel that the Recording Academy shows enough respect for the community and its art forms.

Before the event, Drake jumped on his Instagram stories to share his acceptance speech after winning a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song back in 2019. “We’re playing in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport. So it’s not like the NBA,” he said at the time.

In a caption provided with the post, the Canadian star further stated, “All you incredible artists, remember [that] this show isn’t the facts. It’s just the opinion of a group of people [whose] names are kept a secret… Congrats to anybody winning anything for Hip Hop, but this show doesn’t dictate s**t in our world.”

At the same time, Meek Mill hopped on Twitter to share the same sentiments. “I don’t f**k with the Grammys,” he wrote. “I always have big Grammy parties and have the heaviest business and biggest entertainment with us [that] night because we actually have [a] real influence on the culture!”

Mill added, “A lot of people are questioning the decision-making and basis of the award choosing in the [Generation Z] era. Their timing [with awarding] Black men be totally off!” He dived even further in subsequent tweets, which mentioned recent Grammy winners like Lil Durk and Killer Mike.

The Philadelphia rhymer closed by retweeting a viral clip of JAY-Z, who criticized the Recording Academy — specifically regarding his wife, Beyoncé — after receiving the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award. “She has more Grammys than everyone and never won Album of the Year,” Hov explained to the crowd. “So even by your own metrics, that doesn’t work.”