Macklemore may have been a big winner at last night’s Grammy Awards, but Kendrick Lamar walked away empty handed. The Compton-based rapper was nominated for seven awards but didn’t win anything, and even Macklemore thought that was foul. According to his Instagram account, Macklemore sent K. Dot a message after the awards ceremony:
“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.”
Alongside the text, Macklemore wrote a note to his Instagram followers:
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.