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Many people were impressed by Macklemore texting Kendrick Lamar to say that he just robbed him of Best Rap Album honors at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

Drake was not one of those people.

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The Canadian rapper-crooner, who was also nominated in that category, spoke with Rolling Stone about Macklemore's gesture, declaring, "that s--t was wack as f--k."

His reasoning behind that view?

Drake was nominated for his album, Nothing Was the Same, but didn't receive any text after Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home the prize for The Heist.

Macklemore texting Kendrick Lamar may have seemed cool to some fans, but "To name just Kendrick? That s--t made me feel funny," Drake continued.

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Macklemore and Kendrick Lamar squared off in many categories at the 2014 Grammy Awards, and couldn't be more different as rappers, but they're actually friends.

This was evidenced by Macklemore's classy, apologetic text last night after he cleaned up and Lamar was shut out - something he feels was unfair.

With Macklemore winning four Grammys and Kendrick winning none, the Seattle rapper has morphed into quite the villain online for sweeping Lamar.

However, Macklemore agrees with the haters. He took to Instagram to post photos of text messages he sent Kendrick, all but apologizing for his win.

Admitting he robbed the up-and-coming Compton rapper of an award that even he felt belonged to Kendrick, Macklemore's Instagram photo caption read:

"My text to Kendrick after the show. He deserved best rap album... I'm honored and completely blown away to win anything much less 4 Grammys."

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He lost out to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in a number of key categories, but Kendrick Lamar still took the Grammys stage by storm on Sunday evening.

Performing with Imagine Dragons, the rapper performed a mashup of the band's hit "Radioactive" with "M.A.A.D City" from his album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City.

Watch the show-stopping live collaboration below:

Lamar's record was nominated for the Album of the Year and Best Rap Album, and the up-and-comer was up for five more awards at the annual event.

Should he have been among the 2014 Grammy Awards winners? Maybe believe so. But any perceived snub should only fuel the talented youngster.

Lamar's debut studio album, which ranked second on the Billboard 200, has already earned him extensive critical acclaim as well as wide  popularity.

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Kendrick Lamar and Drake were the story at the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which aired Tuesday night, and not only because they won five awards each.

In a two-minute verse, part of a full-length Top Dawg Entertainment Crew freestyle rap "cypher" recorded for the show, the former asserted his dominance again.

Referencing his verse on Big Sean's "Control" and taking what may felt was another shot at Drake, Lamar declared himself "King Kendrick" amongst the rest:

"Nothing's been the same since they dropped 'Control' / And tucked a sensitive rapper back in his pajama clothes," the L.A. rapper began last night.

"Your s--t never penetrates / Pin the tail on the donkey, boy you been a fake," he went on. "I'm the master that masturbated on your favorite emcee."

As the crowd thunderously roared with each fiery line, Lamar boasted, "Hold up, wait a minute / Your career ain't s--t unless you got some Kendrick in it."

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There may be some bad blood between Kendrick Lamar and Drake, but both topped the winners list at the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards last night.

After scoring 14 nominations, Lamar - who threw shade at Drake once again Tuesday at the Atlanta Civic Center - walked away with five awards.

Kendrick claimed Lyricist of the Year, Album of the Year and MVP of the Year. Drake, who didn't attend Tuesday's show, also earned five awards.

Drizzy claimed Best Hip-Hop Video and Track of the Year, both for his smash hit single "Started From the Bottom," among other trophies.

Call it a tie for King of the Genre among the artists, regardless of how they view each other. Here's the full list of winners from the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards:

Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake, "Started From the Bottom"

Best Live Performer: Jay Z

Lyricist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar

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Drake and Chris Brown have quashed their beef after a number of years. But is there a new one brewing for the "Started From the Bottom" rapper?

Kendrick Lamar slammed Drake in a freestyle rap verse at the BET Hip Hop Awards, according to reports, though he did not mention the star by name.

Lamar, who put the entire hip-hop world on blast with his “Control” verse, did it again at the music event, dissing Drizzy in a cypher verse at the show.

“Yeah … and nothing’s been the same since they dropped Control and tucked a sensitive rapper back in his pajama clothes,” Kendrick Lamar raps.

“Ha ha joke’s on you, high-five … I’m bulletproof, Your $h!t never penetrates."

"Pin the tail on the donkey, boy you been a fake.”

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Kendrick Lamar is not what you'd call impressed with his rap rivals' efforts to respond to his epic diss track, saying simply that they'll have to try a lot harder.

If you missed it, Lamar put the genre on BLAST last month, calling out nearly a dozen fellow MCs BY NAME in Big Sean's "Control" and igniting controversy.

Among the most choice lyrics ...

I'm usually homeboys with the same n****s I'm rhymin' wit
But this is hip-hop and n****s should know what time it is
And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale
Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake
Big Sean, Jay Electron', Tyler, Mac Miller
I got love for you all but I'm tryna murder you n****s

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Kendrick Lamar spoke for the first time about his controversial verse on Big Sean's "Control" this week, and he says it's all about leaving a mark on the genre.

Lamar told Los Angeles radio station Power 106, saying he just wanted to rap and that the purpose of the verse wasn't merely to put people on notice.

"I think it's a case of maybe I should dumb down my lyrics just a little bit," Lamar laughed as he addressed the particularly inflammatory "king of New York" claim.

"The irony of that line is that the people who actually understood it and got it were the actual kings of New York, you know, me sitting down with them this past week."

Lamar, who met with Jay-Z and Diddy, says they know it's "not about being the king of whatever coast, it's about leaving a mark as great as Biggie, as great as [2Pac]."

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Robin Thicke's "Give it 2 U" music video has been released, and it features some familiar imagery from what viewers witnessed at the MTV VMAs.

No, not Miley Cyrus Twerking. But not far off.

Suddenly, Thicke and Cyrus' somewhat random duet Sunday night makes a little more sense, given some of the similarities with the video he just dropped.

"Give It 2 U," which features 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, is jam-packed with Twerking, foam fingers, dancers sticking their tongues out ... you name it.

All that's missing is Miley Cyrus herself, but she's clearly there in spirit. Watch Robin's newest music video above and cast your vote below ...

What do you think of "Give it 2 U"?


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The backlash against Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse continues.

This time it's Michael Lohan taking him to task for calling out his daughter in the Big Sean song, which has been the talk of the music world for the past three days.

Kendrick Lamar just DESTROYED Lindsay Lohan in the song ... and likened many fellow rappers to the walking cautionary tale for excess gone awry:

"Mollies’ll prolly turn n****s to f*ckin’ Lindsay Lohan / Bunch of rich ass white girls lookin’ for parties / Playin' with Barbies, wreck the Porsche before you give ‘em the car key.”

His point, as we understand it, is that today's rappers - he name-checked a bunch - are so obsessed with money, drugs and fame that they forget who they are.

In other words, they're a bunch of Lindsay Lohans.

Coming to her defense, MiLo had this to say:

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