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Drake: Macklemore’s Apology Text “Wack As F–k”

“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 shit.

To name just Kendrick? That shit made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”

Drake to RollingStone

RollingStone released a juicy snippet from their article on Drake for their new issue on newsstands this Friday. It’s in its entirety above, and as you can tell, Drake did not take too kindly to Macklemore‘s text to Kendrick and subsequent Instagram on Grammy night. It felt off to me personally as well and Drake put into words just why it did. As did one of the story’s commenters, “What’s the point of being humble if you don’t tell the whole world about it?”. That’s the energy I felt from reading Macklemore’s text and a general energy I see a lot on social media. “Humblebragging” as we all know it just completely compromises, and in some cases embelishes, whatever good  you just did. To me, it’s a big turn-off and that’s why this little story about Drake and Macklemore struck a chord. What do you think? Tweet us @gowherehiphop.

Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy snub reaction

It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man. He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.

Nicely said, Kendrick.

He continues (as I continue to agree…) to XXL:

“I definitely feel like they should always have more of the culture up in there, for sure, because we definitely stand out just like any other genre,” Kendrick said when asked if he thought the Grammys undervalued hip-hop. “We part of the world. We part of the movement. So I think any awards, including the Grammys, should always push for more hip-hop because it’s music as a whole, it’s not just splitting different regions. Everything moves as far as sound and vibrations, and that’s how it goes. And we are a part of that.”

So, there’s all that.

Getting back to the music, I’ve been listening to this “Radioactive” remix since Sunday. Kendrick’s energy is too intense and infectious. Fortunately, I avoided hearing the original a ton so it feels all the way fresh for me. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, re-watch the Grammy performance and listen to the studio version here.

RELATED: A nice read on Grantland about how Kendrick Lamar took advantage of Imagine Dragons and The Grammys

What else happened on Grammy Day?

Let’s face it: there was more cool shit that happened on Grammy Day that didn’t necessarily happen at the Grammys. 1. Whatever Kanye West was up to. 2. The other cool things I saw on Instagram tonight.

Some of it did though. First above: Macklemore, winner of Best Rap Album Grammy, texts Kendrick Lamar that he robbed him of Best Rap Album Grammy, sans emojis unfortunately. Social media tends to agree (about the robbery, not the emojis), amidst many unfair shade tweets against Macklemore.

Anyway, there are lots of Grammy footnotes and other hilarious, random stuff below so let’s get on with it…

@PharrellHat becomes the newest, most hilarious inanimate object Twitter

@PharrellHat
Agreed.
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Pharrell’s favorite hat meme
Tweet of the Year consideration...
Tweet of the Year consideration…
The best possible response.
The best possible response.

Kobe Bryant, 50 Cent, and Meryl Streep are friends.

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#50 #merylstreep #respect #legends That’s All..

The Lakers visited MSG this afternoon and this photo happened.

Jay Z & TyTy group hugged Kendrick backstage

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(Kendrick Lamar went on to perform a fan’s appreciation concert at House of Blues in L.A. for his post-Grammy festivities. According to the Twitterverse, he’s brought fans on stage with him and even battle rapped one (this one part is probably not fan appreciation though.) 

Pat Truby made another awesome NBA GIF

rondo-illustratedICYMI: Paul George’s Reverse 360 Windmill animated

The Rangers beat the Devils… at Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium in ice.
Yankee Stadium in ice.

Stanislas Wawrinka won the Australian Open, upsetting Rafa Nadal

(His speech was pretty good too.)

Hard not to appreciate the emotion of KG & Paul Pierce’s return to Boston

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“In the 1998 NBA Draft the Boston @celtics select Paul Pierce”

Miguel & Nazanin Boniadi and John Legend & Chrissy Teigen are #1, #2 hottest couple in some order.

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Shakira can still do this.

(From her new Target commercial that premiered tonight.)

ShakiraHipsLightBulbs

ICYMI:

The 2014 Grammy Performances (featuring Beyonce & Jay Z, Daft Punk with Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah marrying 33 couples in “Same Love”, you know, and more…)

The 2014 Grammy Winners (not featuring Kendrick Lamar :-/)

Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” featuring Kendrick Lamar and Kendrick Lamar’s newly invented level of spaz out.

Drake’s new shoes + new features.

Grammys 2014 Performances

The 2014 Grammys are ongoing and here are the performances in case you missed him. Bey & Jay kicked off the show hot and heavy with “Drunk In Love” kicking off the post above. Also below: Kendrick Lamar & Imagine Dragons, Daft Punk, Pharrell, & Nile Rodgers with Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and damn near everybody… (no Kanye tho :-/) Enjoy!

Kendrick Lamar & Imagine Dragons “m.A.A.d. City / Radioactive”

https://dailymotion.com/video/k5VeY4tB7t2oM85gN0T?logo=0&info=0&quality=720&highlight=FF0000

Daft Punk “Get Lucky” f/ Pharrell, Nile Rodgers, & Stevie Wonder

https://dailymotion.com/video/k7nHmAyseYeh6m5gNEk?logo=0&info=0&quality=720&highlight=FF0000

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Queen Latifah, & Madonna “Same Love”
(33 couples got married on stage!)

John Legend “All Of Me”

Robin Thicke & Chicago “Blurred Lines”

https://dailymotion.com/video/k1UWpTdCVXfILn5gLXK?logo=0&info=0&quality=720&highlight=FF0000

Katy Perry & Juicy J “Dark Horse”

https://dailymotion.com/video/kTOYeJwYzIfoyD5gLAj?logo=0&info=0&quality=720&highlight=FF0000

Lorde “Royals”

https://dailymotion.com/video/k5DfqUGfGEOHpp5gLhm?logo=0&info=0&quality=720&highlight=FF0000