Kendrick Lamar Doesn’t Mind Grammy Snub, Says Macklemore’s Win Is “Well Deserved”

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For someone who doesn’t hold back on bashing other rappers, Kendrick Lamar has certainly taken a more refined approach when it comes to speaking about his Grammy snub.

The rapper, whose album Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City won the hearts of critics everywhere but failed to win Best Rap Album during the 2014 Grammy Awards, is simply shrugging the whole thing off.

It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man,” Lamar tells XXL magazine of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who ultimately took home the honor Sunday night. “He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.”

Though the “Control” M.C. went home empty-handed after receiving nods in seven categories, Lamar considers having his rap album nominated alongside diverse acts ranging from Taylor Swift’s Red to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories is a victory itself.

“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,” he says. “Everything moves as far as sound and vibrations, and that’s how it goes. And we are a part of that.”