Last month, ‘The Heist’ performer Macklemore made headlines when issued an apology to rival Kendrick Lamar, doing so via a text he later went on to publish here.
What he apologised for? Beating him at the 56th annual Grammy awards, dominating categories many believed would be ‘owned’ by the ‘Poetic’ rapper.
Unfortunately, the pair’s mutual rival Drake hasn’t taken too kindly to the apology, billing it ‘weak’, ‘cheap’ and calculated during a recent interview with Wenner‘s ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine.
On the matter, he explained:
“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. 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?”
“This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick. Whether people wanna say it’s racial, or whether it’s just the fact that he tapped into something we can’t tap into. That’s just how the cards fall. Own your sh*t.”
“To name just Kendrick? That shit made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”