Last night, we were somehow spared the vast communal humiliation of seeing Macklemore win every single Grammy, as Daft Punk and Lorde walked away with the big awards. But during the nontelevised part of the evening, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis did win one particularly risible award, stealing Best Rap album from many more-deserving nominees, including Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City, which also contended for Album Of The Year. Kendrick, it happens, did not win a single award last night, and he also lost Best New Artist to Macklemore on the show itself. So credit Macklemore, at least, with being enough of a rap head to know that this is dumb. In Instagram, he posted a text that he sent to Kendrick, in essence apologizing for his bullshit win. And here’s what he wrote as an explanation:
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
(via Macklemore’s Instagram)
You think he sent that same text to Drake or Kanye? And did Kendrick immediately write “Control 2″ upon receiving that text?