“In terms of [that category], I think it should go to Kendrick. He’s family. TDE is family, and I understand why Hip-Hop would feel like Kendrick got robbed [if he didn’t win]. I’m not trying to compare albums; I think you can make an argument for both. With that being said, I am a huge supporter of what Kendrick does. And because of that, I would love to win in a different category. We obviously had massive success on commercial radio, and I think that, in ways, The Heist was a bigger album, but Kendrick has a better rap album.”
That’s a seemingly noble gesture from Macklemore but, it’s an easy thing to say when you’re almost guaranteed a win. Honestly, I’m not really mad if he does. It’s not Macklemore’s fault that he’s White, he made a very good album that people connected to on a lowest common denominator level and decided to buy. Whether he’s a one hit wonder who managed to strike it gold or a guy who toiled to get to the top, it happened. It may never happen again. Don’t be apologetic, enjoy that sh*t.
Plus, Mack’s only half of one nominee. No word on if Hova, Yeezy and Drake are willing to forfeit to K.Dot, too.
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