Drake Slams Macklemore Grammy Text: ‘We All Need Text Messages’

Published: Wednesday 12th Feb 2014 by David

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.

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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!”


What do you make of Drake’s remarks?

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  1. Mother February 12, 2014

    Yesssss Drake! Get him!

  2. S*** February 12, 2014

    Macklemore looks s*** in that picture !

  3. TruthMeter February 12, 2014

    shut up Aubrey! don’t you have an unreleased Aaliyah track that you need to go rip off? i can’t take this power bottom and her antics!

  4. IKNOWTHETRUTH February 12, 2014


  5. Del Bey February 12, 2014

    I completly understand what Aubrey is trying to say here, it’s true when you think of the bigger picture, I just think macklemore felt the pressure of winning all those awards over legendary acts… while I do think he maybe deserved one grammy, he certainly wasn’t deserving of ALL awards

  6. Yea ok February 12, 2014

    Drake makes a good point when he said Macklemore just made music more people connected with. If I won a Grammy I wouldn’t be sending out text apologies. He worked hard and he won. Kendrick has plenty of time to win a Grammy.

    As far as this whole matter. GET over it. It’s old news now. Move ON! Chile…

    People be so salty over the silliest things. Make music cuz u like to make music. Not cuz ur looking for a Grammy. I much rather have people buy my albums and make money than a Grammy anyday.

  7. number1k9 February 12, 2014

    @ Yea OK

    You are right. I would rather have people buying my music than a Grammy too.

    Look at J.Lo never won a Grammy but is like a $250 millionaire. And Britney Spears too, and she won a Grammy only because of the production work or something of the like for “Toxic.”

    Album sales can equate to a lot more than a Grammy, but I do think being able to say you are a Grammy award winning artist can boost ticket sales and longevity, etc.

  8. the real xoxo February 12, 2014

    I can’t stand Drake but i agree with everything he said.
    Macklemore comes across as a publicity-hungry samaritan wannabe.

  9. number1k9 February 12, 2014


    Just read Drake’s response… Feels like Drake thinks …knows he is a better rapper or artist than Macklemore!

    A bit salty, but funny nonetheless!

  10. d February 12, 2014

    i just love when wheelchair jimmy tries to puff out his little boy chest. take a seat drake, cause you are not it.

  11. Rihyeezy February 12, 2014

    I mean he’s right NWTS & MCHG was a lot better than Kendrick’s s***

  12. Absolved February 12, 2014

    Macklemore **knew** he didn’t deserve those awards, and that he would be called out for winning over better rappers with better music, so he was trying to avoid a public backlash by calling the sh!t out himself. It was calculated. At the end of the day, I doubt it was genuine on his part.

  13. Rosie February 12, 2014

    Macklemore KNEW he didn’t deserve that s***, but I expected him to win anyways since the Grammys voting committee are just filled with basic white men with the most horrid, vanilla taste in music.

  14. Theman February 12, 2014

    Macklemore put those Kendrick texts out because he felt that Kendrick should’ve genuinely won.. It’s that simple. He probably felt guilt about it, because Kendrick has a classic album. Macklemore has a great album also. They touched on topics outside of the cliche ones.. There was nothing cheap about what he did..

  15. slay_hive February 12, 2014


    I love Drake for this! He only won all those grammys because he is more commercially successful, and dare I say it…………..white! LOL

  16. Yea ok February 12, 2014

    Grammys are nothing but bragging rights. Like I said. Show me the MONAAYYY!!

    Trust me I wouldn’t shed any tears about not having a Grammy if I had 250 million sweet dollars to jack myself off with every night.

  17. Molly February 12, 2014

    @Slay_Hive stfu h** your just mad because your dark. Anyways i think Macklemore deserved his win.

  18. d February 12, 2014

    oh yeah the grammys are so not into giving black people awards. sorry but lets call a spade a spade. lauryn hill, norah jones, john legend, alicia keys, beyonce… which one is white? also the year alicia cleaned up for songs in a minor her biggest competition was india.arie and nelly furtado. over the past decade and a half the grammys have absolutely pandered to urban music. i don’t care. grammy’s don’t even matter anymore. but lets not pretend that the grammys are racist. macklemore got the grammy because grammy voters don’t understand that one record on an album doesn’t make the best album. same love was a fake ass attempt at crossover success and it worked. the message (though not particularly genuine in my opinion) resonated with even non rap fans. kendrick should have won based on skill and content but he wasn’t heard by as many people. kanye is a misanthropic d*****, jay z released an album that most def wasn’t his best and drake is beyond wack. it made the vote easy. macklemore is likable and more often than not, that’ll win you a grammy over an asshole with a superior album.

  19. slay_hive February 12, 2014

    LOL Molly honey I’m light skin tho. why would i be mad?

    What is your obsession with me? kiii

    *throws you an autograph*

  20. Rosie February 12, 2014

    If I was a musician, I would rather be on the list of LEGENDS who have never won a Grammy then the list of absolute jokes who have at least one. But that’s just me.

  21. Molly February 12, 2014

    @Scum_Hiv i don’t respect h*** like you that’s what is your beyond fake.

  22. slay_hive February 12, 2014


    *checks heartbeat*

    WAAIIIITTTTTT… still beating

    F*** you!

  23. Navy Nick February 12, 2014

    I gotta say: I agree with Drake. When I saw that he posted the text, I felt, Y show us? that is between, u & Kendrick, and DRAKE made another valid point: u robbed them ALL, they all do deserve texts! haha, MANKLEMORE is cool, I like him a lot, and repesct his hustle, BUT he didnt deserve ALL the awards-JUST MY OPINION! I love them all, honestly, but damn, he is HIP-POP, not HIP-HOP (huge difference)

  24. MC!!! February 12, 2014

    give drake some midol!!

  25. LTM February 12, 2014

    I agree with what Drake said. Macklemore didn’t need to apologize for winning something he has no control over. Kendrick is a better rapper but Macklemore is great too and his album was just as good. Macklemore has a more commercial sound but that shouldn’t discredit the content of the music he puts out. He deserved those wins in my opinion.

  26. K February 12, 2014

    Drake acts like a female. You didn’t deserve anything. Though I didn’t respect Macklemore for releasing the messages I do respect the fact that he knew he shouldn’t have won. He didn’t own it because he didn’t deserve it. Drake would’ve owned it because he’s a narcissistic p****.

  27. Jewel February 12, 2014

    Yass Drakeisha gworl preach for the gawds honey

  28. i dunno the story February 12, 2014

    what is drake in that? just 3rd person. kinda 5th wheel.

  29. Common Sense February 12, 2014

    Drake is such a drama queen. She’s just bitter because she knows she didn’t have a chance in hell to win that Grammy. Macklemore is from Seattle and his humility caused him to send out that text message.
    Drake needs to get his basic ass back to his D-list show on Canadian television and stop pretending he EVER had a tough life.

  30. Avi February 12, 2014

    Macklemore had no business winning those Grammy’s. Even he knows they were undeserved and totally bogus.

  31. Truth B Told February 13, 2014

    I think if Rappers were doing real rap all this jealous and animosity wouldn’t be happening… instead of rapping about the same old white tees and jordans and bling bling and clubs and b**** and h** then maybe they could talk… There is very limited few very limited few who actually care about the state of the world and society and who are about lifting one another to a higher place instead of ignorant uneducated booty popping s***!!! RAP needs a wake up call

  32. Seriously? February 13, 2014

    It felt calculated because it WAS. This dude is so fake, left, right, and center. And I saw an old tweet where he used derogatory terms for gays.

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