Me and Drake always got the same feelings, b. After Macklemore made his text to Kendrick Lamar public about his ‘apologizing’ about winning the Hip-Hop album of the year at the Grammys over him, Drake revealed in an exclusive interview with RollingStone that he felt like the gesture was ‘Wack As Fuck’. Drake also had more to say, and we only have a smaller excerpt of the whole interview, but I agree with what Drizzle Man is saying. Mackelmore should of left that award on the stage & said it up there.
The private message — which Macklemore made very public by posting it on Instagram — didn’t strike everyone as generous. And in the new issue of Rolling Stone (on stands Friday), Drake makes it very clear he thought the message was unnecessary. To put it bluntly, he thought “that shit was wack as fuck.”
“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 tells us. “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 notes that Grammy wins don’t always go to the artist who made the best album. “This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick. 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 shit.”
And in the end, if Macklemore was going to start doling out apologies, he should have reached out to more nominees, Drake says. “To name just Kendrick? That shit made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”