While some people were appreciative of rapper Macklemore and the fact that he sent a text to Kendrick Lamar after winning in most of the rap cateogries at the Grammys telling Lamar that he should have actually won, one person who was NOT feeling it was Drake. He wondered why Macklemore felt that he needed to feel guilty about his wins, and even more, why he decided to put a private text message on blast in the first place to show the world he felt bad. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Drake matter-of-factly stated that he thought the gesture was “wack as f**k.”
“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?”
Drake acknowledged that this is just the way the world works. Sometimes black folks who put out a better product are robbed because some white artists can reach a larger audience and have greater success even if their product isn’t what many people think is the best.
“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 sh*t.”
But he did say that if Macklemore was going to apologize to Kendrick, he needed to apologize to all the other people that were up against him in the different categories…
“To name just Kendrick? That sh*t made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”
No, Drake, he wanted to apologize to Kendrick Lamar because his album was a critically acclaimed work that many people were expecting to pick up major awards. He wasn’t about to call Jay Z for no Magna Carta Holy Grail, which was critically side-eyed, or Kanye for Yeezus, which was loved by critics, but was not embraced by the public. But anywho, what do you think of what Drake had to say?