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Kendrick Lamar Addresses Grammy Snub

Submitted by on January 29, 2014 – 5:29 pmNo Comment

The biggest story to come out of this year’s Grammy Awards wasn’t who won. Rather, it was who did not take home an award. In this case, it was Kendrick Lamar going home 0-for-7 and the internet being in a massive uproar about it.

The TDE emcee was snubbed in the best rap album category in favor of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Many, including Macklemore himself, felt that the award was Kendrick’s to take home. Nevertheless, the Cali rapper went home empty handed but had the internet buzzing with his performance alongside Imagine Dragons. Lamar spoke exclusively with XXL on the snub and didn’t seem as upset as everyone else did.

“It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man,” Kendrick said. “He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.”

What’s interesting is that there still remains an issue with the hip hop community concerning the lack of representation among whom is invited to participate in the award show. Lamar addressed that as well.

“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,” he 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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