The only thing more controversial than Taylor Swift’s dancing at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards was Macklemore beating Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay Z and Kanye West for Best Rap Album. Many hip-hop fans thought Kendrick should have taken the award home, but K. Dot tells XXL he’s not hating on Macklemore’s victory.
“It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man,” Kendrick said. “He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.”
As for whether or not hip-hop is an afterthought for producers of the award show, Kendrick was says something needs to be done to make the genre more prevalent. “I definitely feel like they should always have more of the culture up in there, for sure, because we definitely stand out just like any other genre.”
“We part of the world. We part of the movement,” the Compton rapper continued. “So I think any awards, including the Grammys, should always push for more hip-hop because it’s music as a whole, it’s not just splitting different regions. Everything moves as far as sound and vibrations, and that’s how it goes. And we are a part of that.”
Even in defeat, Kendrick is keeping it classy.
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