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Macklemore Shares Text Message Apology To Kendrick Lamar Via Instagram

Marisa Okano |
January 28, 2014 | 3:05 p.m. PST

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis left the Grammys on Sunday with multiple trophies in tow while hip-hop comrade Kendrick Lamar left with next to nothing - save for an apology text heard 'round the world from the "Same Love" emcee. Macklemore shared a screencap of his message to Lamar via Instagram soon afterward.

"You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It's weird and it sucks that I robbed you," Macklemore pinged to Lamar on his iPhone.

Lamar's debut album Good Kid, m.A.A.d City was nominated for seven awards that night including Best Rap Album for which Macklemore & Ryan Lewis brought home the gold. Macklemore's acceptance speeches were certainly poignant but this telling Instagram post reveals his disagreement with the Grammy voters' decision.

"He deserved best rap album…I'm honored and completely blown away to win anything much less 4 Grammys. But in that category, he should have won IMO." Macklemore admitted within the caption of his Instagram post, which has garnered over 200,000 likes.

Hundreds of Instagram followers have had varying responses to Macklemore's social media mea culpa - some of whom are questioning how genuine it actually was.

"This should have been a private convo. Diminishes the intended sincerity by posting it on IG," Instagram user "_ayewhite" commented.


"Macklemore sharing this text makes you less of a man. A real man would've stood on that Grammy stage and let the world know the truth, Kendrick Lamar just keep doing you homie and keep telling us those stories, the world needs to hear them even if White America doesn't want to," Instagram user "bas3dsince88" commented.

Lamar has yet to offer a response.



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