“Everything Happens For A Reason”: Kendrick Lamar Speaks On Leaving The Grammys Empty-handed

January 29, 2014  |  

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Let the public tell it, Sunday night’s Grammys were a travesty with a side of a popularity contest. Watching Kendrick not pick up anything throughout the night, and also having to witness him lose out to Macklemore in almost all of the rap categories, had quite a few people talking, including Russell Simmons:

“He’s a great rapper, but there is no evidence anywhere that he’s a better artist than Lamar.”

As well as India Arie:

@Kendricklamar WAS robbed, BUT he was not the only one who was robbed. Personally, I was pleased he was able to perform and they KILLED! IT! One of the FEW moving moments of the night for ME.

Don’t forget about Meek Mill!

Congrats 2 @macklemore for a incredible win and I believe Kendrick was robbed.

This game was never fair….and awards can’t change the judgement of the culture…. Most of these awards are always f**ked up!

Hell, even Macklemore, himself:

“He’s somebody that I love his music and, in my opinion, had the best Rap album of the year. And knowing how the Grammys usually go, I knew that there would be a great chance that we’d win that award and, in essence, rob Kendrick. That’s what happened tonight. It kind of sucks. I think we made a great album. I think that Kendrick made a better Rap album.”

But what about Kendrick Lamar? From the look on his face throughout the night as the awards for the categories he was nominated in were handed out to other people, he was over it all by hour two. But when speaking with XXL after a performance on Tuesday, Lamar said Macklemore worked hard, so he deserved to win everything he did, but he also acknowledged the lack of hip-hop being represented at the show:

“It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man. He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.

I definitely feel like they should always have more of the culture up in there, for sure, because we definitely stand out just like any other genre. We part of the world. We part of the movement. So I think any awards, including the Grammys, should always push for more hip-hop because it’s music as a whole, it’s not just splitting different regions. Everything moves as far as sound and vibrations, and that’s how it goes. And we are a part of that.”

What do you think about his statements?

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