The normally placid Aubrey Graham/Drake has spoken out pretty bluntly about his feelings on Macklemore's apology text to Kendrick Lamar after his Grammy win, claiming ''that shit was wack as fuck''. In other words, the Toronto rapper doesn't approve of Macklemore's decision to share his private message to Lamar online via Instagram, and who can blame him- behold the cringe inducing brown nosing of what follows here:
''You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It's weird and it sucks that I robbed you. I was gonna say that during the speech. Then the music started playing and I froze.''
Oh dear, that's hard to take in without a shiver. Yes, this was the exact wording of Macklemore's message to Kendrick, whom he felt should have picked up the gong for Best Rap Album following his release of good kid, m.A.A.d city back in October 2012, rather than himself for his record The Heist with Ryan Lewis.
When asked how he felt about the text, Drake, speaking on behalf of anyone in the world who read that slobbering plea, stated: "I was like, 'You won. Why are you posting your text message? Just chill... 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?"
Drake was also vocal about Macklemore's decision just to shout out to Lamar, rather than the rest of the nominees in that category: "To name just Kendrick? That shit made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages."
He might be waiting a while for that one.
In any case, Drake plays The O2 this March as part of his live show ''Would You Like A Tour?'', in support of the Canadian's third album, Nothing Was The Same, while Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be touring their quadruple Grammy Award winning (whether he likes it or not) album in 2014 also, dropping into Ireland at Marlay Park this July. Tickets are available at your usual outlets nationwide.