Macklemore To Kendrick Lamar After Grammys: ‘You Got Robbed’

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis cleaned up at the Grammys last night, winning Best New Artist and three awards in the Rap category. But after the ceremony, Macklemore Instagrammed a picture of a text he sent fellow nominee Kendrick Lamar, which reads, “You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and it sucks that I robbed you.”

Macklemore was referring to Lamar’s critically accalimed debut, Good Kid, m.A.A.d City, which yielded seven nominations for last night’s awards – and won none. “I was gonna say that during the speech,” Mackelmore’s text continues. “Then the music started playing during my speech and I froze. Anyway you know what it is. Congrats on this year and your music.”

In the caption section of his Instagram post, Mackelmore explained that while he’s not trying to diminish The Heist‘s win for Best Rap Album, it well, might not have been the best out there. “He deserved best rap album,” he wrote. “I’m honored and completely blown away to win anything much less 4 Grammys. But in that category, he should have won IMO.”

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  • Ray

    It doesn’t surprise me. This is just another example of how ‘our’ music is emulated but never duplicated. Kendrick Lamar loses to this dude?! C’mon Son! Look who sits on the board of the Grammys. KL’s album should have at least won ONE award! We will never win until we realize the power we have.