When Macklemore’s album “The Heist” was placed in the same category as Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d city” for ”Best Rap Album,” fans and critics thought it was unfair, because of Macklemore’s mainstream success. Last night at the 2014 Grammys, the expected happened and Macklemore beat out Kendrick in an upsetting win that sparked a response from Black Twitter.
Even Macklemore, who picked up four gramophones during music’s biggest night, couldn’t deny that Kendrick was “robbed” and deserved to win, in that category at least. After accepting the award, Macklemore texted Kendrick. He shared the messages for everyone to read:
You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and sucks that I robbed you. I was going to say that during the speech. Then the music started playing and I froze. Anyway, you know what it is. Congrats on this year and your music. Appreciate you as an artist and a friend. Much love.
Macklemore posted the text with this caption:
My text to Kendrick after the show. He deserved best rap album… I’m honored and completely blown away to win anything much less 4 Grammys. But in that category, he should have won IMO. And that’s taking nothing away from The Heist. Just giving GKMC it’s proper respect.. With that being said, thank you to the fans. You’re the reason we were on that stage tonight. And to play Same Love on that platform was a career highlight. The greatest honor of all. That’s what this is about. Progress and art. Thank you. #grammys
We sorta wish he would have said this on stage despite the “wrap it up” music. Still, very noble on his behalf.
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