Drake Blasts Macklemore for Grammy Text: ‘That Shit Was Wack’

Macklemore and Drake

The fallout from Macklemore’s Grammy wins continue. Drake has put the “Thrift Shop” rapper on blast for airing out his conversation with Kendrick Lamar.

After winning four awards at the Grammys last month, a guilty Macklemore sent an apologetic message to Kendrick. “You got robbed,” he wrote in the text, which he shared on Instagram. “I wanted you to win.”

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Drake, who was also competing against Macklemore in the rap categories, didn’t take kindly to the gesture.

“That shit was wack as fuck,” said the Toronto MC.

“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 told the magazine. “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?”

Instead of feeling remorse, Drake believes Macklemore should have embraced his win. “This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick,” he explained. “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.”

But if he was handing out apologies, Drake felt he too should have received a text. “To name just Kendrick? That shit made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”

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55 Comments

  1. Benni

    He couldn’t have said it better!!
    I like Mack and he’s got it, but come on only a white dude would apologize over winning a Grammy!

    You didn’t do anything, you just made a song!
    Just be unapologetic! Tell em Drizzy!

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    Bill Reply:

    Drakes the man

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    Come on now Reply:

    @Bill, I don’t even like Drake, but I agree with him. Showing that text was a calculated move. Macklemore is FAKE, and his face annoys me even more than Drake’s. I saw an old tweet where he used derogatory terms for gays. Such a processed, pre-packaged “talent.”

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    Chile Reply:

    @Benni,

    Macklemore only did it because he knows that what HE made is not TRUE HipHop.. Drake is just being the little queen he is because he didnt get a text. Please dont get it twisted yall!

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    Fax Reply:

    You are not the decider of what hip-hop is. Rapping is a style of music delivery and at least for the Grammy’s, hip-hop=rap. You can say he’s not part of the culture but that’s not relevant to the award.

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    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @Benni, THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I SAID ON THE TEXT MESSAGE POST. Why would you release a private text like that? Looking to escape the negativity surrounding the win but his whack ass only ends up looking pretentious and worm-like. Squirm bitch, I want dissemination tracks!!

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    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @Mandela Barb, *Diss tracks
    This is what happens when I comment from my phone, autocorrect is a bitch.

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    TruthSPEAKER Reply:

    @Benni,
    Yeah if Macklemore was really apologetic he would have announced it and gave it to kendrick

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  2. elijah

    Eh I should’ve known at the end it was more about him not receiving a text as well. Drake is petty..

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    haha Reply:

    @elijah, dude that’s what im saying!!! light skin folk man!!

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    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @haha, Don’t start with that light/dark skin shit, it’s Black History Month 14′.

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    Jamie Reply:

    @Mandela Barb, so any other month of the year it’s fine? F**king idiot

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  3. TC23

    Drake just sounds butthurt that Macklemore didn’t day he deserved it. I personally thought Kendrick or Jay should of won and yes even drake had a better hip hop album than Macklemore but that doesn’t mean Macklemore has too lie too him and text everyone if he didn’t feel that way. Macklemore thought Kendrick should have won and he expressed that. I actually have more respect for Macklemore for doing that and saying what he felt. It had nothing too do with drake (which I why I think drake mad). Get over it

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    Andy Reply:

    @TC23, ummm NO. He just said his opinion and the last part was a funny thought he had. Arguably except for Jay album, Mack’s was the “worst” of the four. It would have been IF Ken was the one who posted the fcking picture in Instagram but Mack, sharing the picture of a text he sent, feels so cheap and fake.

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    what the hell drake Reply:

    @TC23, for real if it was only drake who got that text he wouldn’t be complaining!

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  4. kate

    stfu drake you f%ke rapper

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  5. Rob

    I’m not a Drake fan but he was right on this one.

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  6. meme

    drake is spot on with his comment. exactly how I felt. It was a realy dumb thing to do…you won, take your win and own it. Da fuk…

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    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @meme, Bitch no it wasn’t how you felt because your ass should have commented about it IN THE POST when the text story was hot. It’s too easy to say you felt some type of way after the fact.

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  7. Bobs

    Why is everyone on Mac’s bum? I think they text message is gracious… It’s kind of whack for Kendric to post it, tho. Why even bother starting drama? Mac didn’t pick himself to win any awards….

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    Andy Reply:

    @Bobs, Kendrick didn’t posted it. Mack posted it on Instagram. Drake is right, is not genuine, and Mack is such a wack rapper.

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    bobs Reply:

    @Andy, ohh.. well then that is kinda lame. my bad.

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    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @bobs, Yes it is your bad, but nice owning up.

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  8. mimi

    YAS PAPI. he is right.

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  9. BonnieStevegma

    uptil I looked at the receipt which was of $5061 , I be certain that…my… neighbours mother truley bringing in money part-time on their apple laptop. . there aunt haz done this 4 less than 23 months and at present paid the depts on there mini mansion and bought a gorgeous Porsche 911 . see , >>>>>>>> YellWorkCom

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  10. Glen J

    Drake is actually speaking the truth. It seems so shitty for apologising for winning. He’s right there.

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  11. 11

    lol Drake mad he ain’t get a text

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  12. lance

    Even though drake sounds mad, i actually agree with him

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  13. wonderland19

    Coming from Drake? Pot calling the kittle black…..

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  14. bijan

    mackelmore didnt HAVE to text anything at all.

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  15. Andy

    That Kendrick snub really took all the credibility of the Grammy Awards. They’re a bunch of old pompous ignorants who feel special deciding which music is good, and the worst part is a lot of other ignorants believe in them. Seriously, NOT A F.CKING AWARD TO KING K. LAMAR?? AND OVER MACKLEMORE?? That bitch boy has HORRIBLE bars and I can’t even ride with his voice. Drake, thanks for telling them. Tell them again please.

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  16. WilmaJValladares

    upto I saw the bank draft saying $6198 , I didn’t believe that…my… sister woz truley erning money in there spare time from their laptop. . there neighbour had bean doing this for only about 20 months and at present repayed the morgage on their place and bought themselves a Mazda . read review ,,,,,,,,,,Fizzjob.ℭOM

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  17. You Mad 'Cause I Don't D--k-Ride Ya Fave?

    Drake is too brazen. Kendrick’s album was better than all three of Drake’s albums. Drakeisha needs to stop. He killed his whole point by bringing up the fact that he didn’t get a text, most of hip-hop was rooting for Kendrick. Beyond Kendrick I was at least hoping Kanye would take it, Nothing was the Same was a paradox, the album was full of the same material and arrogance from Drake, nothing special or new. Kendrick’s piece was a narrative and brought the ’90s feel back, it was worthy of the award, Macklemore knew it and was just saying his peace

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  18. DrizzyDontCry

    Jealousy in the air tonight, i could tell.

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  19. Raven-Symone

    Is that Jaden Smith on his shirt???

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  20. Raven-Symone

    The thing that didn’t come genuine is the fact that he posted the convo online. If it were a private message it would have been fine. Or if he stated to the press directly that Kendrick deserved I would have believed it more. Although Drake is a little jelly he’s still right.

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  21. Danielle

    How does macklemore appeal to more people, people barely know him and if they do it’s cause he deals w/ the gays, and most of the world ain’t gay so no his “music” doesn’t reach out to more people, how about they don’t ask Aubrey things that aren’t his direct situation and macklemore can sftu cause he isn’t even a rapper, and his music isn’t all that great. Making his peace, my ass, he did that so people can pity him poor cause he’s a white guy that happened to make pop songs for homosexuals and about a thrift shop, and one of the videos happened to be on a SLAVE ship, he needs to make excuses about why he won, like it’s a mystery. Macklemore didn’t tap into shit. Aub sounds like he’s trying to patronize and appease, we all know why he won in the first place. There are people that rig the Grammy awards and if it was based on being fair his white ass wouldn’t have been in the damn category and the people in charge decide who’s the best, so Mack could have the least votes but in actuality he still won and it’s an unfair world now, talent which Mack has none, doesn’t matter. It’s about how popular you are among certain people and favoritism.

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    what the hell drake Reply:

    @Danielle, true true

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    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @Danielle, You have it all twisted up sweetie, and I don’t even have the time to begin to correct you.

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  22. Danielle

    Wth hell is Aubrey talking about, Macklemore didn’t tap into or reach out to anyone for shit. It’s cause he’s gay and appeals to gay people and made POP songs about homosexuals and about a thrift shop, and one of the videos happened to be on a SLAVE ship, he needs to not make excuses about why he won, like it’s a mystery. Macklemore didn’t tap into shit. Aub sounds like he’s trying to patronize and appease, we all know why he won in the first place. There are people that rig the Grammy awards and if it was based on being fair his white ass wouldn’t have been in the damn category and the people in charge decide who’s the best, so Mack could have the least votes but in actuality he still won its unfair world now, talent which Mack has none, doesn’t matter. It’s about how popular you are among certain people and race matters so let’s not ignore the issue or pretend to be blind, cause it definitely does matter.

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  23. Brotherwithaattitude

    Amen to drizzy drake! its the way the world works! eat or get eaten! none of dem niggaz wuda sent dat whiteboy a text had they won!

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  24. Mat

    Kendrick Lamar released an album which will be a classic, whereas Drake released an album with the same old bullshit he always does. My thought is that Drake is feigning outrage in order to get some publicity after a fairly unremarkable album. Macklemore didn’t win because he was white; he won because he was the most mainstream and also catered to the LGBT community which gained him popularity.

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    ok Reply:

    @Mat, that’s what im say dude. drakes a f**k N***a 4real!

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  25. karamelkisses

    the point goes to …. DRAKE! fact is mack is a white rapper in the game, it’s his niche’ (his flow is not as solid as em’s) and the grammy voters opted to take that route. that boy is not rapping circles, squares or triangles around jay, kendrick, drake or ye’ PERIOD. he could have posted a simple message to kendrick if he felt that strongly about it versus posting the entire text message … fuk outta here! #wackass

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  26. church-christ gold

    Drake made a good point but people needs to stop making Kendrick the god mc.He made the best album I have heard in a while.Drake is on his third album .I hope Kendrick can come back with a better album then gkmc.Drake made a great album but Kendrick shit was just better.

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  27. OG killa

    “To name just Kendrick? That shit made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”

    - light skin sensitive ass Negro

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  28. Major Sushi

    AWWWW SOMEONE’S FEELINGS ARE HURT

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  29. wow...

    I guess him and kendrick are still beefing… kendrick still aint all that though niggas be dick riding hard he’s no better than drake j cole or wale

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  30. TRA

    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis winning Best Rap Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards over Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Drake will go down as one of the most controversial moments in Grammy Awards history. I respect the fact that Macklemore truly feels that Kendrick Lamar should had won a Grammy Award, but at the same time, Macklemore didn’t have to post his text messages towards Kendrick Lamar on Instagram. I believe Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won 4 Grammy Awards because they had 2 Number One Billboard Hit Singles that went certified platinum, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ The Heist album went certified platinum. I believe Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won their 4 Grammy Awards not only because they support the LGBT community, they won because they are very popular, and very safe with the biased mainstream media, biased mainstream music fans, and biased mainstream hip hop music fans.

    Everybody including myself who truly listens to all hip hop music everyday knows that Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Drake are better lyrical rappers than Macklemore. The Grammy Awards have always been very racist, very prejudice, very bias, and very ignorant towards hip hop over the last several years. The Grammy Awards gave Lil Wayne 4 Grammy Award wins, but Nas has been nominated 13 times for Grammy Awards, and Nas never won a Grammy Award. Nas has always been a better rapper than Lil Wayne, Nas is one of the greatest rappers of all-time, and Nas never won a Grammy Award. Outkast is the only black male hip hop duo to win Album of The Year at the Grammy Awards, despite the fact that there are a lot of rappers who should had won Grammy Awards, but never won Grammy Awards. At the end of the day, real music fans understand that Kendrick Lamar put out a great album in good kid M.A.A.D. City that will go down as a hip hop classic.

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  31. Ready 4 to tht Yolas

    Drake is Right about that Text posted from Macklemore to Kendrick lamar

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  32. Phaysal Mohammed

    drake you should sense I’m the last statement was being sarcastic and said whatever in a joking mannerhe didn’t mean he needed a text from mack!gonna

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  33. Chloé Magnolia

    I agree with Drake in that I feel that it wasn’t necessary to send that text. He’s a little too harsh on Macklemore for my liking, though…

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  34. YouAmuseMe

    “To name just Kendrick? That shit made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”

    Macklemore didn’t robbed everyone in that category. There can only be one winner and he felt that out of all of the nominees that Kendrick deserved the win. It doesn’t matter if the others had better albums than him. He felt that Kendrick should have taken the win.

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  35. antonio guillory

    heelllll naw shut the fuck up drake

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  36. antonio guillory

    i honestly think drake may have been jealous. macklemore showed a lot of respect because most people wouldnt have done that. even meek said that was true shit.

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