January 27, 2014


Macklemore Texts Kendrick Post-GRAMMYs: "You Should Have Won"

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Despite winning four awards, dominating the hip hop categories and providing the GRAMMYs with its most meaningful moment in years alongside Madonna, Queen Latifah and 33 newlyweds, Macklemore is unhappy about one thing that happened Sunday night: Beating Kendrick Lamar for Best Rap Album.

After the ceremony wrapped, The Heist MC texted the good kid, m.A.A.d city rapper, "You got robbed." Repeating a sentiment he'd made clear pre-GRAMMYs, Macklemore told Kendrick, "I wanted you to win. You should have. It's weird and sucks that I robbed you."

Macklemore Instagrammed a screenshot of his text to K-Dot for everyone—fans, haters and the Recording Academy—to see. Prior to Macklemore's "weird" victory over Kendrick, the Seattle rapper posted Lamar's text message to him on the morning of the GRAMMYs [right]: "Lets get it bro! wake up call! we worked hard as f-ck!" Macklemore responded, "You already know homie. Time to celebrate!!! Congrats my friend. What a f-cking year."

Macklemore captioned the photo on Instagram, "While the world debates... This is what we're on. #grammys." In other words, "There's no bad blood" and/or "Calm down, a collabo's on the way." Hey, maybe! (Also, shout out to Mackelmore's 1,053 unread texts. Whoa.)

Check out the rest of our 2014 GRAMMYs coverage, see a roundup of the winners and peep some of the night's best dressed stars below. And check out Fuse News' John Norris' take on the GRAMMYs unexpectedly free-spirited night.