Last you heard Macklemore won Best Rap Album at the Grammy Awards while fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar sat and watched. Many of Lamar's fans bowed their heads in disappointment, but the Compton rapper brushed it off and got back to work. Unfortunately and oddly Macklemore feels compelled to constantly publicly announce how Kendrick was "robbed" of the award.
Macklemore texted Kendrick, "You got robbed, I wanted you to win," the night they won 4 Grammys. The rap duo then posted the private text to instagram last month showing their love for Kendrick and rap competitor Drake has given his opinion on the matter in the upcoming Rolling Stone issue, which hits stands this Friday:
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?"
It is clear that Drake feels it is unnecessary to be so apologetic and he also thinks that Macklemore's music appeals to a broader audience:
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....."
Drake considers himself one of the best in hip hop music today and has sold millions of records along with Kendrick Lamar and many others:
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!"