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Despite winning four awards — including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, and Best New Artist — at Sunday’s GRAMMY festivities, Macklemore was not the happiest person around. The reason? Kendrick Lamar, who was nominated in seven categories, went home empty-handed. As he revealed on his Instagram account, the “Thrift Shop” rapper sent a heartfelt text message to K. Dot after the ceremony, admitting that he was robbed of his awards and is bearing the blame.
“You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and sucks that I robbed you,” wrote the Seattle rapper. “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.”
Along with a photo of the text, Macklemore also sent the following caption”
“My text to Kendrick after the show. He deserved best rap album… I’m honored and completely blown away to win anything much less 4 Grammys. But in that category, he should have won IMO. And that’s taking nothing away from The Heist. Just giving GKMC it’s proper respect.. With that being said, thank you to the fans. You’re the reason we were on that stage tonight. And to play Same Love on that platform was a career highlight. The greatest honor of all. That’s what this is about. Progress and art. Thank you. #grammys.”
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