By Shannon Carlin
How did Macklemore beat out Kendrick Lamar for the Best Rap Album GRAMMY? It’s a question a lot of people, including Ty Dolla $ign, have been pondering since last month’s awards show. And now Drake, who has had his own issues with Kendrick, is giving his two cents on the whole thing. Specifically calling out Macklemore for, what he believes, was a not-so-convincing apology text.
In the text to Kendrick, which Macklemore posted on Instagram, he wrote, “You got robbed. I wanted you to win. It’s weird and sucks that I robbed you.” But Drake told Rolling Stone that supposed heartfelt message was “wack as f***.”
“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,'” he said. “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?”
So why did Macklemore win? Drake says it’s easy: “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 s***.”
“To name just Kendrick? That shit made me feel funny,” Drake said. “No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”