Kendrick Lamar Goes All ‘Power of Positive Thinking’ After GRAMMY Snub
By Shannon Carlin
Kendrick Lamar might have gone home empty handed at Sunday night’s GRAMMYs, but he’s not letting it getting him down. Instead he’s embracing the art of positive thinking.
In an interview with XXL yesterday, a very Zen Kendrick says he isn’t upset about losing and doesn’t hold a grudge against Macklemore, who admitted that he thought Kendrick was robbed. Macklemore even went as far as writing an apology text to K-Dot for beating him out for Best Hip-Hop album, in hopes to make amends.
“It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man,” Kendrick said of Macklemore’s four wins. “He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.”
The Compton rapper than touched on complaints that the GRAMMYs tend to undervalue the work of hip-hop artists, giving a classy response that should win him the title of official spokesperson for hip-hop.
“I definitely feel like they should always have more of the culture up in there, for sure, because we definitely stand out just like any other genre,” Kendrick said. “We part of the world. We part of the movement. So I think any awards, including the Grammys, should always push for more hip-hop because it’s music as a whole, it’s not just splitting different regions. Everything moves as far as sound and vibrations, and that’s how it goes. And we are a part of that.”
Well played Kendrick, well played.