Who said Drake hides behind subliminals? When Rolling Stone asked Drake about Macklemore’s apology text to Kendrick Lamar for “robbing” him at the Grammys, he shared his feelings pretty bluntly: “That shit was wack as fuck.” While he acknowledged that Grammy awards don’t always go to the artist that deserves them, Drizzy said he believes Macklemore should have, well, taken the W like a man. He also sounded pretty butthurt about not getting a text himself. Say what’s real.
The interview appears in the new issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands this Friday.
“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?”
“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!”