Macklemore Robbed Kendrick Lamar At The Grammy Awards
PEOPLE who want to listen to hip hop, but don’t like it, like Macklemore. He is to rap music what Mumford & Sons are to folk. Of course, like the tweed troubadours, he’s fantastically successful and he landed 4 Grammy Awards last night.
As such, Macklemore sent a text to Kendrick Lamar to tell him he “got robbed” at the show.
He said: ”You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and sucks that I robbed you. I was gonna say that during the speech. Then the music started playing during my speech, and I froze.”
“Anyway, you know what it is. Congrats on this year and your music. Appreciate you as an artist and as a friend. Much love” Macklemore wrote, taking a screen shot of the message and uploading it to his Instagram account.
Kendrick, who has been handing everyone their arses for a while now, presumably is already writing his diss track, as you can see.
He continued: “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”
Despite all that, Macklemore provided one of the highlights of the show, doing ‘Same Love’ alongside Madonna while 34 couples got married (some of them were gay couples, to tie in with the song).
All the cynicism in the world couldn’t stop it being rather lovely.