Drake Calls Out Macklemore For His Grammy Apology To Kendrick Lamar: 'That S–t Was Wack As F–k'
Drake showered Kanye West and Jay-Z with praise during a recent interview with Rolling Stone, but he had less then kind words for Macklemore, calling his apology to Kendrick Lamar post-Grammy’s “wack.”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won four Grammys at the 2014 awards ceremony, including Best Rap Album, beating out Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar for the top honor.
Following the ceremony, Macklemore took to Instagram and shared a text he sent to Lamar apologizing for his win. In his text, Macklemore says that Lamar deserved the trophy, writing, “You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and sucks that I robbed you.”
Macklemore’s choice to share his text created a debate online as to his true intentions: did he truly want to acknowledge Lamar’s contributions to rap music, or did he want the public to like him for his acknowledgement of Lamar’s talent? Drake seems to think the later, telling Rolling Stone, “That s—t was wack as f—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.’”
Macklemore captioned the photo of the text, stating that Lamar “deserved best rap album”:
“My text to Kendrick after the show. He deserved best rap album… I’m honored and completely blown away to win anything much less 4 Grammys. But in that category, he should have won IMO. And that’s taking nothing away from The Heist. Just giving GKMC it’s proper respect… With that being said, thank you to the fans. You’re the reason we were on that stage tonight. And to play Same Love on that platform was a career highlight. The greatest honor of all. That’s what this is about. Progress and art. Thank you. #grammys”
Drake doesn’t seem particularly bitter about the loss, but rather suspicious of Macklemore’s intentions.
“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? This is how it 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 s—t,” Drake said.
That said, Drake admitted to feeling a bit left out, saying, “To just name Kendrick? That s—t made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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