Kendrick Lamar could be infuriated with his 0 for 7 performance at this year’s Grammy Awards but you would never know it. In his first response to his Grammy snub, Lamar says Macklemore deserved to win Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance.
While talking with XXL after last night’s (January 28th) Dom Kennedy show, Lamar attributed Macklemore’s work ethic, not his race, to his success but also alluded to anticipating future success for himself:
It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man. He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.
While Lamar was understanding of the Grammy’s choice in regards to Macklemore’s wins, he does believe the award show should include Hip Hop a bit better.
We part of the world. We part of the movement. 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.
Check out Kendrick Lamar perform “Backseat Freestyle” with Dom Kennedy at Kennedy’s Irving Plaza show last night below: