Rapper Macklemore has been nothing short of annoying since he won the “Best Rap Album” at the 56th Annual Grammy Award held two days ago.
For those who might be clueless as to what I speak of, Macklemore, a white rapper, swept the hip-hop categories at the Grammys including winning the highly coveted award of”Best Rap Album of the Year.” Many industry heads and fans alike believed Kendrick Lamar (black rapper) would win that award. Clearly he didn’t.
While Lamar and his team are digesting the loss, Macklemore takes it upon himself to try to play nice guy while of course clutching his awards ever so tightly to his chest. How so? Here is a guy that accepts without question the credibility of the Recording Academy in giving him the many awards he won that night. Yet, as to the category that the industry and fans have an issue with, he becomes two faced about it and claims the Recording Academy “robbed” Lamar of this award. Really Macklemore? If they did, why are you even accepting any award from the organization? You essentially are saying you don’t trust their judgment. Why be selective of some and not all of their decisions to give you any awards?
Even better, why have you not turned over your award to Lamar? Why did you not make it clear in your acceptance speech that Lamar was deserving of the award instead?
I could care less what Macklemore has to say or does, really. However, what bothers me is that he revealed his private messages between him and Lamar, in an attempt whether intentional or unintentional, to once again steal all the attention from Lamar.
Folks, the industry and fans alike can continue with the argument of who is deserving of the award or not (White v. Black Rapper). But, at the end of the day, Macklemore should have the common sense to fall back and let Lamar lick his wounds for a minute, without further fanning the flames. The love, clearly, ain’t the same.
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