It looks like Macklemore and Drake won't be collaborating anytime soon. Macklemore got a lot of people talking when he won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, beating out Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye West and Jay-Z.
After the win, which many deemed unfair, Macklemore posted a text message on Instagram which he sent Lamar. "You got robbed. I wanted you to win," he wrote. “You should have. It’s weird and it sucks that I robbed you. 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.”
Drake is unimpressed, though, and explains why to Rolling Stone. "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 said. "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?"
Macklemore’s win also renewed debate on whether the Grammys were slighting black performers, as numerous great hip-hop artists have never won a Grammy throughout their careers, such as Nas and 2Pac.
And the fact that Macklemore decided to send only Lamar a text did not make things any better. "To name just Kendrick? That sheeit made me feel funny [sic],” says Drake. "No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!"