Drake is not over fellow rapper Macklemore beating him and winning a Grammy in February for Best Rap Album. While hosting the ESPY Awards Wednesday night in Los Angeles, the 27-year-old had a few choice words for Macklemore while singing an original song titled “Honorable Mentions/Side Pieces."
Onstage, Drake showed a photo of Macklemore celebrating his Grammy win while he sang, “Real talent doesn’t always win championships, like real music doesn’t always win Grammys.”
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In February, Macklemore got a lot of people talking when he won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, beating 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 was unimpressed, though, and later explained 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?"
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!"
It looks like Macklemore and Drake won't be collaborating anytime soon.