“That shit was wack as f***,” Drake told Rolling Stone.
After Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won the Grammy, Macklemore texted Kendrick and told him, “You got robbed … I wanted you to win.”
Lamar took the loss and the apology with grace, saying Macklemore’s win was “Well deserved” and he “went out there and hustled and grinded.”
Drake however has a more pointed opinion on the exchange:
“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?”
He continues to tell Rolling Stone that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis only won for making something that’s pop, rather than what’s good:
“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.”