After Macklemore and Ryan Lewis cleaned up at the Grammy’s with a total of four trophies, many fans believed Kendrick Lamar was snubbed when the duo bested him in the Best New Artist category. Macklemore shared a text message he sent to K Dot that sent mixed signals to the public, including Drake who thought it was “wack as fu*k.
“I was like, ‘You won. Why are you posting your text message? Just chill. Take your W, and if you feel you didn’t deserve it, go get better — make better music, It felt cheap. It didn’t feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won?”
Drake goes on to acknowledge that The Grammy’s aren’t always fair, but says if Macklemore felt that bad, he should’ve acknowledged everyone on the category. He elaborates:
“This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick. Whether people wanna say it’s racial, or whether it’s just the fact that he tapped into something we can’t tap into. That’s just how the cards fall. Own your shit. And in the end, if Macklemore was going to start doling out apologies, he should have reached out to more nominees, Drake says. “To name just Kendrick? That shit made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”
Do you think Drake has a point here? The new issue of Rolling Stone hits stands this Friday.