The world was all a twitter when Kendrick Lamar wasn’t awarded Best Rap Album at the Grammy awards on Sunday night. Even the winner of the night, Macklemore, was in disbelief over Lamar’s snub. Since Sunday night, we haven’t heard much from Lamar’s end, even though we have heard plenty from Macklemore.
Lamar has finally broken his silence after being robbed by the Grammys for his fantastic hip hop album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. Lamar spoke with XXL, after his smashing performance with Imagine Dragons, about his loss.
“It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man. He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.”
Macklemore was in such shock that he won Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best New Artist, that he texted Kendrick Lamar and shared it with his followers so that they could see that he agreed with the backlash as well.
“You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and sucks that I robbed you.”
Of the lack of diversity in the Grammys, Kendrick Lamar said that he feels that hip hop needs to be represented more in the different categories.
“I definitely feel like they should always have more of the culture up in there, for sure, because we definitely stand out just like any other genre.”
“We part of the world. We part of the movement. So I think any awards, including the Grammys, should always push for more hip-hop because it’s music as a whole, it’s not just splitting different regions. Everything moves as far as sound and vibrations, and that’s how it goes. And we are a part of that.”
As for Macklemore, not only is he feeling the backlash for snagging his Grammy wins, but he’s also getting criticism about his homophobic tweets that date back to 2009.
watching dykes vs. drag queens play baseball on the hill…this sucks
— Macklemore (@macklemore) June 14, 2009
I’m so happy right now. No homo…I love new york! Pause. I’m so not gay! F–k yea. And I’m so secure in that!
— Macklemore (@macklemore) May 19, 2009
The rapper received huge attention for penning a pro-LGBT song called “Same Love.” The song, which was performed as gay and straight couples wed at the Grammys, is all about the issues same-sex couples face and the daily adversity they have to deal with despite living in a free country. More news to come if Macklemore comments on his 2009 tweets.