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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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The 2014 Grammy Awards were full of powerhouse performances, but the most moving, by far, belonged to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Mary Lambert.

Their performance lit up L.A.'s Staples Center, and was made all the more stirring with Queen Latifah officiated 33 marriages, many of them same-sex.

As if that wasn't enough, Madonna, a champion of equality for decades, joined Macklemore, Ryan and Mary on their gay marriage anthem "Same Love."

Watch the powerful effort from the 2014 Grammy Awards winners, who received a thunderous ovation from the capacity crowd, for yourself below ...

Toward the end of the duo's hit, Madonna joined Mary Lambert to conclude the song with a mash-up of the “Same Love” chorus and “Open Your Heart.”

Queen Latifah joined the singers in unison, along with a gospel choir and horn aficionado Trombone Shorty amidst a backdrop of stained glass windows.

After introducing the performance, Latifah returned to the stage at the end to formally officiate 34 gay marriages in an incredibly emotional moment.

Thirty-four smiling couples exchanged rings in front of the arena audience, and 40 million viewers, as the ordained minister pronounced them married.

That's a hard act to tough ... even if you're Beyonce and Jay-Z and "Drunk in Love." What did you think of the performance? Tell us in the comments!

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be joined by Madonna at tonight's Grammy Awards for a rendition of their hit song "Same Love," and that's not nearly all:

While the hip hop duo performs their gay marriage anthem, 33 couples, many of them same-sex will marry in a collective, on-air wedding officiated by Queen Latifah.

Nominated for Song of the Year, and with marriage equality sparking intense national debate, "Same Love" was one of 2013's most talked-about records.

Lewis, the producer for Macklemore and the director of the music video (above), said the weddings “will be in our minds the ultimate statement of equality."

That, he says, is that "all the couples are entitled to the same exact thing.”

The segment follows what Grammy Awards organizers say is the ceremony's long, often profound history of addressing timely social issues through music.

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Hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who just earned more accolades than any 2013 American Music Awards nominees with six, are a hot ticket these days.

Too hot, in the guys' estimation, when it comes to scalpers marking up their concert tickets for a trio of sold-out shows in their hometown of Seattle.

The "Thrift Shop" rapper and his producer/DJ posted a YouTube video of the former employing various identities to prank call scalpers he found online.

He's pretty funny, especially with the British accent. Check it out:

"Hello, I'm calling about the Craigslist tickets for the Macklemore show," the faux-British rapper said. "I don't know if the bloke is worth 65 bucks a ticket."

"What's even this bloke's best song?" Macklemore mused.

"He's got two of them actually," the woman on the line said.

"Only two songs? Two-hit wonder!" Macklemore replied.

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A$AP Rocky caused controversy with his apparently homophobic expressions and posturing at the MTV VMAs, but says nothing could be further from the truth.

Rocky looked uncomfortable as he and Jason Collins introduced Macklemore at the event. Collins spoke about being gay and expressing hope for acceptance.

A$AP then awkwardly promoted his new album once the NBA player, who recently made history by coming out as gay, had finished speaking.

A$AP Rocky and Jason Collins

In a new interview, however, Rocky says he regrets that night.

I’m mad that my facial expressions was like that because I’m not homophobic at all, and that whole thing just came off real homophobic,” the rapper said.

“I didn’t really notice it until I got home and saw it."

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed their gay marriage anthem "Same Love" at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, which they won an award for.

Only up on the podium, Mack forgot to thank Mary Lambert, the gay singer whose guest vocals were vital to their Best Social Message Song win.

Fortunately, there were no hard feelings, as Mary later delivered an impassioned performance - featuring Jennifer Hudson - with the guys. Watch:

You can probably cut Macklemore a little slack, as he got caught up in a fervent speech about the song's importance when he accepted the award:

"I'll be honest, I really wanted to win Best Rap Video, but this Moonman right here stands for a lot more," the Seattle rapper said, fighting back emotion.

"I've been writing songs, since I was like 15 years old and out of every single song I have ever written, this is the most important record out of all of them."

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Kidz Bop, the compilation albums that take Top 40 hits and cover them with cleanly-worded renditions sung by screaming kids and 'tweens, has discovered "Thrift Shop."

The #1 hip-hop hit by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis offers plenty of questionable language to swap out with kid-friendly lyrics, and the Kidz do not disappoint.

Right off the bat, "f--king awesome" becomes "really awesome," and "Walk up to the club like, 'What up? I got a big c--k!'" becomes "Walk up to the club like, 'What up? I got a hit song!'"

"Ice on the fringe, so damn frosty / That people like, 'Damn! That's a cold ass honkey'" is now "Ice on the fringe, it's so, so frosty / The people like, 'Hey! The guy on the marquee!'"

And on and on it goes in unintentionally hilarious fashion.

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It's the song that's blasting on every radio station across the U.S.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" started out as a viral hit last fall, but quickly went mainstream and catapulted the Seattle duo up the charts.

Check out their performance of the hilarious, catchy song (featuring Wanz on vocals) on Ellen January 21, complete with a custom, thrift shop style gift.

It's true, everyone with their own show needs a jacket like that:

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We're way late on this, but it's worth it anyway. Seattle rapper Macklemore gets ghetto fab - "Thrift Store" style - in his latest single about ... well, shopping at the thrift store.

It's a must-see for those lookin' to be fly on the cheap:

In the video, Macklemore and producer pal Ryan Lewis scour area thrift stores for everything from fur coats to batman pajamas to cowboy jackets.

Straight BALLER.

The track and its hilarious lyrics and sax-tastic beat appear on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' new album, The Heist, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200.

It also features the awesome Nate Dogg-esque vocal stylings of Wanz on the hook. The video is hilarious and the song is actually really good. Check it out!

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