Kendrick Lamar Appreciates Apology Text From Macklemore
Kendrick Lamar has finally spoken out about the apology text Macklemore sent him after the Seattle rapper beat him for Best Rap Album at the Grammys earlier this year.
The Compton rapper addressed the text in an interview with Billboard, who had the him and Schoolboy Q on its most recent cover.
The rapper said the text surprised him and that he wished Macklemore more success.
"That text surprised me, but Macklemore is a genuine dude," he said. "However it panned out, I wish him much success. He touched people's souls, and no one can take that away. Really, the whole Grammy moment was incredible. Not everyone gets that shot."
There was one person who wasn't too happy about Macklemore's apology to Lamar and that was superstar rapper Drake, who told Rolling Stone that he didn't like the gesture.
Drake plainly stated to the magazine that he thought the apology "was wack as f--."
The rapper believes Macklemore should've celebrated his victory and strive to make better music rather than apologizing.
"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 said. "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 also clarified that Grammys aren't always guaranteed to award the best artists or albums.
"This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick," he said. "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 s---."
He also said that Macklemore should have apologized to all the other nominees as well if he was going to apologize.
"To name just Kendrick? That shit made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!"