Macklemore to Kendrick Lamar: “You Got Robbed.”

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.”

What are your thoughts on this?

By: Staff / News / January 27, 2014 / 15655 Views
  • Guest Nigga

    He's just trying to calm the storm cause he beat Raps Heir Apparent and knows real Hip Hop heads don't fuck with him. Got nothing against the dude, respect his independent hustle but goddam this was the year to gauge how strong white privilege is and from the looks of it ITS OVER 9000!

  • Stella Lee

    Who's Macklemore?

  • GGuest

    A cold ass honky

  • DJ Jim Deuce

    I could not agree more Guest Nigga.

  • James Alexander Rodriguez

    black artist have been training their replacements for many years now. why is this some sort of surprise. just wait till all the white struggle movies come out then yall will be broke AND out of entertainment jobs. dummies should have kept it in the community instead of buying the white man's luxouries

  • *luxuries


  • Guest Nigga

    Someone tell this giraffe print wearing prison booty warrior that if you can't rap, you're just another pretty Filipino who can dance.

    Nigga I can stop making sense too.

  • SpeakingHarshTruth

    GKMC is overrated as fuck.

    A decent album, but way too much filler and no hit records at all.

    Half of you 'hip hop heads' probably haven't even listened to the album front to back in years.

    And at least Yeezus didn't win lol

  • Tristan Wiltman

    How obtuse of you...
    Are you renouncing GKMC in favour of The Heist or just so the majority of the Hypetrak community can crucify you?

  • Bo Bun

    'years' huh

  • hueytho

    ur pretty dumb

  • Aficionado

    Actually... I agree. Everyone was talking about GKMC so much, but when I first listened to it, it was just 'meh'. Let the crucifying/schoolyard ganging begin. I guess that's why it's called 'Hypetrak'. All mindless hype, little actual quality.

  • fuckuSpeakingHarshTruth

    youre probably listening to flo rida fuck you

  • poprapfordays

    I knew Macklemore would win, even though i reaalllly dont like Macklemore, I'm not hating on his success whatsoever, I'm not listening to his music so its not my problem, but hes been saying since before the grammy's that GKMC should win and if you don't think it was rap album of the year you are extremely ignorant and need to listen to a different genre

  • maikel

    what really happened

  • Garrett Nutgrass

    Damn macklemore aint never got time to go thrift shopping with me anymore.

  • NOVA

    I might have respected him if he said this on stage

  • Average Jigaboo Niggawho

    If that's really your comments on GKMC, I don't think you have the correct amount of intellect to really dig into the goldmine that Kendrick created. I've listened to more Hip-Hop albums than most people from Tribe to King Gheedorah/Doom, Das EFX, DMX, Heiro, Binary Star, Nas, Biggie, whatever you name and GKMC is still makes my Top 10 list.

  • bloo

    those suits don't look thrifted.

  • Yuck


    Inside my soul
    you can find gold
    and maybe
    get rich!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yuck


    Inside your soul
    you can find out
    it never existed

    -Kendrick Lamar
    Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe

  • Tristan Wiltman

    Well mr aficionado do impart the rest of us the teeming unwashed with your glorious opinion of what transcends hype and is worth listening to


    I listen to the album at least once a week and ill probably still be listening to it till Oxymoron drops so shut your mouth its the best album since Graduation.

  • here to be a nuisance

    Wasnt gkmc released in 2012? still dont get how macklemore walked away with four grammys, fuck mainstream

  • Com_Truise

    If it really was about Hype, everybody would be Macklemore winning. You're not making sense.

  • thatnigga

    Be Honest,
    How many of ya'll even listened to the Heist. like maybe 10%?
    GKMC was sick, but don't judge before you've listened to it. And to all of you guys calling macklemore soft, listen to his old music, this dudes been on his grind for a minute. Plus he's a white rapper. In this day and age, who's honestly gonna give him a chance? He wasn't getting the shine he deserved, so he had to go a little pop. Ya'll need to stop equating hip-hop to being black and from compton, and NYC or anywhere else. It doesn't matter who you are, it's about making music people enjoy.

  • roc_dee

    "It's" (see Grammy's) about making music white people like. No one is taking away from what Mack has made, just acknowledging that he did not, in fact, have the best rap album of the year. No harm in that. Mack admitted it, that's what this fucking article is.

  • skateboard_B.U.

    this is coming from a lil b fan

  • PigeonHat

    This is the best comment I have ever read.

  • I am who I am

    GKMC being overrated doesn't override the fact that it was a better hip hop album than Macklemore's.

  • I am who I am

    No one is equating hip hop to being anything. I think the hip hop community, fans of hip hop, and people in general can all agree that Kendrick is a better rapper than Macklemore, and his album was better.

  • michelle obama

    i went through a period of time in my life where i listened to gkmc about 25 times all the way through. For you to say this is is a overrated album is just you being a contrarian. You're probably the type of person that didn't fuck with my beautiful dark twisted fantasy. GKMC has zero fillers, you can maybe call sherane a filler, but it starts the story off and you go on a ride through compton with kendrick. he is so fucking colorful and specific in his lyrics not to mention the return of west coast hip hop with amazing production and the dr.dre esque chronic 2001 scope on everything. shut the fuck up, go listen again, and actually listen, don't just play it while you stand outside of the car rolling swishers you ignorant idiot.

  • michelle obama


  • quas

    basically says.."hey man you shoulda won wow its so weird I was the one who totally beat you I was gonna say how you deserved it n all but I totally froze as I was claiming my trophies oh well kdot maybe next time ;)"

  • ironic

    "I look at the game and see porn there, I'm fucking this industry hard..." I guess now it's the industry's turn to fuck homo.

  • fucktheseguyz

    why is it solely between these 2 anyway? (05) fuck em both. nice 2 see they still suckin each others dicks tho. Macklemore just sum sage francis / eyedea wannabe, kendrick aint bad but lets get real GKMC weren't no Doris. & big up Vince Staples . fuk Hypetrak fuk Grammys

  • fucktheseguyz

    & fuk Ryan Lewis , wat a fuckin knob

  • fuckemboth

    but is funny, not often white man robbin da black man lool

  • Dev

    This man deserves an award. Guest nigga, please write more.