Kendrick Lamar Talks About Grammy Shutout [Details]

Rucuss staffJanuary 29, 2014

Kendrick Lamar is not a sore loser.

Just days after losing in seven categories at the 2014 Grammys, Lamar remains optimistic. The Compton rapper congratulated Macklemore and is looking forward to the future.

“It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man,” Kendrick told XXL after his performance with Dom Kennedy in New York on Tuesday. “He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.”

Macklemore to Kendrick Lamar: ‘It’s Weird And It Sucks That I Robbed You’

Kendrick Lamar Visits BET's "106 & Park"

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won four Grammys including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best New Artist. Many of Lamar’s fans were outraged that he didn’t at least win ‘best rap’ album.

Macklemore felt bad and sent Lamar a text after the show. Some of the text read, “You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and sucks that I robbed you.”

Lamar joins plenty of rappers that have missed out on winning Grammys. The list includes 50 Cent, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Tupac and Biggie.

“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,” Lamar said. “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.”

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