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In the flurry of media coverage that the Grammy awards got, I think everyone knows by now that Macklemore beat Kendrick for best rap album. And obviously Macklemore is acutely aware of this too because he posted a hand-wringing text to Kendrick saying ‘Hey bruh bruh you totes should have won,’ (paraphrasing), but what’s news is that he thinks he won because he was white.

In an interview with Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97 a slightly seedy-sounding Macklemore spoke about his views on the Grammy selection process explaining that people are given ballots to vote on genres that they for the most part know nothing about.

“In terms of the people that are voting on those ballots, filling out those bubbles, we have an unfair advantage due to race, due to the fact we had huge radio success, due to the fact that our name was circulating more in a pocket in the industry of people filling out that ballot,” he said. “This is not like a Rap Radar poll, like a 2DopeBoyz poll, this is not a Hot 97 poll. This is the Grammys. This is many different types of people, all different age groups, filling out a ballot where they might not necessarily know the genre.”

Watch the whole Hot97 interview up top.

Robert Brown

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