February 12, 2014


Drake on Macklemore's GRAMMY Text to Kendrick: "It Felt Cheap"

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Gary Gershoff/WireImage

When it comes to Macklemore's infamous post-GRAMMY texts to Kendrick Lamar, opinions are split. But Drake's take on the subject isn't. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Toronto star totally dismisses Macklemore's gesture, saying "that sh-t was wack as f--k."

Drizzy continued the onslaught: "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?" Well, damn.

Then Drake went even further, transitioning from criticism of Macklemore's texts to hating on his music in as-thinly-veiled-as-possible terms. "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."

And just like that, nothing was the same.