Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won Best New Artist and three other awards in the rap category at last month’s Grammy Awards but many felt Kendrick deserved to win a couple of honors too — including Macklemore.
Macklemore screenshot-ed his apology text message to Kendrick and released it on Twitter and later claimed that Kendrick “got robbed“. While most think it was nice gesture on the part of Macklemore, Drake thinks pretty much the opposite. Here’s what he told Rolling Stone in their latest issue:
“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 tells us. “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 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 shit.”
Drake said in this case, Macklemore should have sent aplogies to more nominees:
“To name just Kendrick? That shit made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”