Kendrick Lamar Talks 2014 The Grammys and Macklmore Winning


Everyone seems to be in an uproar about Macklemore winning big at this year’s Grammys….except Kendrick Lamar. Compton’s finest told XXL how he felt about losing to Macklemore at the Grammys this past Sunday:

“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.”

He also addressed the larger issue of hip-hop being historically marginalized at the award show throughout the years:

“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,” Kendrick said when asked if he thought the Grammys undervalued hip-hop. “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.”

Read the whole conversation over at XXL right now. — Max Weinstein