Kendrick Lamar Doesn't Mind Grammy Snub, Says Macklemore's Win Is "Well Deserved"
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.
“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."