J. Cole Thanks 21 Savage For Getting Him His First Grammy Award

The Grammy Awards took place on Sunday night but some of the biggest stars in hip-hop were notably missing, despite their nominations. Kanye West and Drakeweren’t in the crowd last night, nor was Cardi B, who was nominated for Best Rap Performance for “Up.” J. Cole didn’t pull up either, but that’s because of prior engagements. The return of Dreamville Fest took place in Raleigh, NC this weekend where some of the biggest artists — Lil Wayne, Lil Baby, etc. — hit the stage.

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J. Cole didn’t end up winning any awards at the Grammys this year. However, he did celebrate the one Grammy he does have from his contributions to 21 Savage’s “A Lot.” The rapper gave a shout-out to Savage as he performed their i am > i was collaboration. “Y’all make some noise for 21 Savage. He got a n***a his first — the only Grammy I ever won was because of this n***a 21 Savage,” he said.