Drake Says Macklemore Doesn’t Make “Real Music”
The ESPY Awards are happening tonight, and ESPN’s annual award show which honors some of the finest achievements in athletics is being hosted by noted basketball fanboy Drake. He’d held his own fairly well throughout the night, with only a handful of awkward moments, until he really let everyone know how he felt about that Grammy loss to Macklemore back in January.
While performing a joke song called “Honorable Mention,” dedicated to those athletes who haven’t won championships, Drake tossed a photo of Macklemore accepting his Grammy Award up on the big screen behind him, and sang the words, “Real talent doesn’t always win championships, like real music doesn’t always win Grammys.”
If you recall, Drake was interviewed by Rolling Stone shortly after Macklemore swept the rap categories at the 2014 Grammys, and he called the “Thrift Shop” rapper “wack as fuck” for sending a commiserating text message to Kendrick Lamar and then posting it to Mack’s Instagram account. “I was like, ‘You won. Why are you posting your text message? Just chill. Take your W, and if you feel you didn’t deserve it, go get better — make better music,’” he told Rolling Stone at the time. “It felt cheap. It didn’t feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won?”
Six months later, it seems like the wound still hasn’t healed. Yikes.