Kendrick Lamar plays down Grammys snub: 'Macklemore deserved the best rap album award'

'He went out there and hustled and grinded'

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Kendrick Lamar has attempted to diffuse the debate currently raging on the internet regarding Macklemore's triumph over him in the best rap album category, pointing out that the Grammys aren't everything.

Many feel Lamar's critically-acclaimed album Good Kid MAAD City deserved the prize, which came after the rapper's stunning performance with Imagine Dragons at the ceremony, with Macklemore himself apologising for having won it.

K Dot is unphased by the snub, however, telling XXL in his first post-Grammys interview: "It's well deserved; he did what he did, man. He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that's how it go."

Macklemore text Kendrick Lamar after the show (Picture: Macklemore/Instagram)

He did suggest that hip-hop is undervalued at the Grammys however, saying the fragmentation of genres doesn't help.

"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 added.

"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."

Macklemore text Kendrick shortly after the Grammys saying the Compton rapper was 'robbed' and that he had wanted to dedicate his award to him, posting a grab of the SMS on Instagram.