Kendrick Lamar recently admitted that he was a little surprised to receive a text from Macklemore after the 2014 Grammy Awards.
Fans were definitely a little shocked when Macklemore and Ray Lewis’ The Heist took home the award for Best Rap Album at this year’s event. Even the winner was a little shocked to take home the trophy, prompting him to send a text to Lamar shortly after the ceremony wrapped up.
The message to Kendrick read:
“You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and sucks that I robbed you. I was gonna say that during the speech. Then the music started playing during my speech and I froze. Anyway, you know what it is. Congrats on this year and your music. Appreciate you as an artist and as a friend. Much love.”
Weeks after the text made the rounds online, Kendrick Lamar finally decided to explain his side of the story. According to the rapper, he didn’t expect to hear anything from Macklemore after the Grammys.
“That text surprised me, but Macklemore is a genuine dude. 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,” Lamar told Billboard.
If Kendrick is sweating the Grammy snub, then he’s definitely not letting the public know about it. Not only does he have a few high-profile gigs lined up later this year, he’s also hard at work on a brand new album. Word on the street suggests the record could hit stores this fall.
For the moment, Kendrick Lamar is just worried about doing his thing and doing it right. He said, “Our thing is not being confined to whatever everybody else is doing or what’s supposed to be the ‘it’ thing. We building our brand just by doing what we wanna do. The sound we that like and love… the people followed that.”
The Inquisitr previously reported that Drake was definitely unimpressed with Macklemore’s text to Lamar. Since he was also up for Best Rap Album, Drake was a little irritated by the admittedly odd gesture.
“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.’ It felt cheap. It didn’t feel genuine,” he explained to Rolling Stone.
Drake added, “Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won… To name just Kendrick? That made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”
What do you think about Kendrick Lamar receiving a text message from Macklemore after the 2014 Grammy Awards? Do you think his message was genuine?