Lamar, a top nominee with seven nods, was shut out, prompting four-time winner Macklemore to send a text of apology later that night after winning best rap album.
“It’s well-deserved. He did what he did, man,” Lamar told XXL magazine. “He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason. The universe comes back around. That’s how it go.”
Lamar made the remarks after a performance of “Backstreet Freestyle” at rapper Dom Kennedy’s show Tuesday night in New York. Lamar’s comments come two days after The Recording Academy’s voters gave Macklemore and Ryan Lewis three trophies in the rap categories, angering some in the hip-hop community.
Macklemore and Lewis also won best new artist.
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The Detroit Institute of Arts will try to raise $100 million to avoid selling off its valuable art collection.
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The Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn., inducted 12 new members, including Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton, Barbara Mandrell, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan and steel guitarist Ben Keith.
Prince dropped a $22 million suit against 22 bloggers who allegedly posted concert footage online.
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