Drake had a lot to say about Macklemore’s Grammy apology text to Kendrick Lamar. Drake, who is known to be outspoken, told reporters that he felt Macklemore was insincere in his apology and that he should just “own his [explicit].”
After winning the Grammy award for Best New Artist and snatching three more awards, Macklemore sent a text to Kendrick Lamar and wrote:
“You got robbed. I wanted you to win.”
Although the message was sent privately, Macklemore sent the text into the public stratosphere when he posted a screenshot of the message on his Instagram. While fans thought it was honorable of Macklmore to acknowledge another artist, Drake told reporters:
“That [explicit] was wack as [explcit]. 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. 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 [explicit]…To name just Kendrick? That [explicit] made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”
What Did Drake Say About Macklemore’s Grammy Apology Text to Kendrick Lamar?