Fear of a Brown Planet’s Aamer Rahman imagines Kendrick’s response to that Macklemore text message
"I know I got robbed. But that's cool, that's what you people do."28-Jan-2014
There has been no shortage of discussion around Macklemore‘s contentious Best Rap Album Grammy, beating out Kendrick Lamar‘s crowd favourite, the unimpeachable good kid, m.A.A.d city. This was seen as a robbery by many with an interest in rap, including Macklemore himself. He shared this sentiment in a fairly magnanimous text message to Kendrick, opening with “You got robbed.” But, then, he also undermined the selflessness of the gesture a little by sharing a screen grab of it on his Instagram in an act of humblebraggadocio.
Melbourne stand-up comic Aamer Rahman, one half of duo Fear of a Brown Planet, brings us an artist’s recreation of how the conversation may have continued. Who knows – maybe this very message is sitting as a draft on Kendrick’s phone.