Macklemore Vs. Kendrick Lamar: Grammy Wins And Losses Spark Controversy

Macklemore walked away with 4 Grammy awards, while Kendrick Lamar scored none, and fans have a lot to say about it.

It was a truly emotional night for rap fans who tuned into the 2014 Grammy Awards. What seemed to be a promising night for hip-hop — with newcomers Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis tied for seven nominations each — turned out to be a little sour, despite the triumphs.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis started their sweep early in the night, and by the end of the show they had earned four Grammys for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance and, of course, Best New Artist.

Kendrick Lamar, on the other hand, walked away with zero awards. And this didn’t sit too well with his supporters. There was no doubt that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis deserved to be honored for their record-breaking year, but while rap fans sent their congratulations, many of them still felt that Kendrick Lamar was cheated. Especially those who really thought that he deserved to win Best Rap Album for his theatrical major-label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city.

Macklemore himself texted Kendrick and told him he has robbed, saying, “It’s weird and sucks that I robbed you. I was gonna say that during the speech. Then the music started playing during my speech, and I froze,” he continued. “Anyway, you know what it is. Congrats on this year and your music. Appreciate you as an artist and as a friend. Much love.”

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