If people already don’t like you, they’re still not going to like you no matter what you do. It’s a lesson Macklemore learned earlier this month after going home with a handful of Grammy Awards. Macklemore, a white guy, you may have heard, which is a crazy thing to be, texted Kendrick Lamar after the ceremony to say he felt like he robbed him of his rightful award. Kind of a kiss-ass move, but ok. Still, it might have read as sincere had he not then posted the text to Instagram. It came off as a Jr. high nerd trying to get a seat at the cool kid’s lunch table.
One such cool kid who likely won’t be inviting Macklemore to his sleepover pool party this year is Drake, who criticized the move in this month’s Rolling Stone. “That shit was wack as fuck,” he told the magazine in an interview by his locker after 5th period.
“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,'” he tells us. “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?”
It is all just a popularity contest, after all, Drake went on. Macklemore happened to have made a widely-appealing style of music, which is a bad, because Drake and Jay-Z and Kendrick are out here composing atonal avant garde symphonies and shit.
Besides, just apologizing to one of the people he bested was in bad form. “To name just Kendrick? That shit made me feel funny,” Drake said. “No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”
Mackelmore was busy writing the text messages in question as of press time.