Hip Hop Fans Aren’t Happy
Last night after Macklemore won Best Rap Album over Kendrick Lamar, the Hip Hop community was in an uproar. Macklemore also took home awards for Best New Artist and Best Rap Song (“Thrift Shop”).
Despite his success, the Thrift Shop rapper did not feel deserving of his award and sent this text to Kendrick, who went home empty handed:
“You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and sucks that I robbed you,” wrote the Seattle rapper. “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 bravely posted his heartfelt text on Instagram, along with the following caption:
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.”
G98.7 FM listeners do you think Kendrick Lamar was robbed?