Drake Thinks Macklemore’s Post-Grammy Text To Kendrick Lamar Was “Wack As F*ck”

Throughout the last five years, Drake has artfully dodged controversy. Even when seemingly playing back and forth with Rap contenders and foes, the polished Toronto actor-turned-MC knows when to hold ’em, and rarely folds ’em. However, in the young 2014, he picked an odd time to step out of character.


In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Drizzy weighed in on Macklemore’s post-Grammy Awards text message to Kendrick Lamar, expressing the Seattle rapper’s belief that Compton’s newest deserved awards that he lost.

“That shit was wack as fuck,” said Drake, asked of his thoughts. Continuing, he adds, “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. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won?”

Referring to the Best Rap Album Award, which Mack & Ryan Lewis’ The Heist took the honors in, Drake pulled no punches. “This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, [Jay Z], Kanye [West] 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.”

Do you think Drake is upset by the fact people have made this Grammy Awards almost exclusively about Macklemore and Kendrick, while Nothing Was The Same was seemingly removed from the argument? Or do you think he’s looking for a target?

The new issue of Rolling Stone sounds like a must-cop.

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