In an interview with Rolling Stone, Drake made it known exactly what he thought about Macklemore’s public apology for winning the Best Rap Album Grammy over Lamar’s critically-acclaimed “good kid, m.A.A.d. city.” And it wasn’t flattering as the YMCMB entertainer thought “that sh– 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,’” said Drizzy, who felt that Macklemore took it too far with his apology. “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’s comment is the latest development to occur since Macklemore & Ryan Lewis recently took home four Grammys. Feeling that Lamar should’ve picked up the award for Best Rap Album, the Seattle rapper took his feelings to Instagram, where he posted a message to Lamar, saying “You got robbed. I wanted you to win.”
For Drake, Macklemore’s good fortune reinforces the existence of something he and others aren’t able to break through.
“This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick,” said Drake. “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–.”
Needless to say, in Drake’s eyes, Macklemore’s sentiment should’ve included all the artists nominated for Best Rap Album rather than just Lamar.
“To name just Kendrick? That sh– made me feel funny,” Drake stated. “No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”