Possibly the most anticipated night in music awards, the Grammys never fail to prove just how out of touch the voting committees are with the music industry.
1989 was the year that Jethro Tull beat out Metallica for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance and ever since viewers have known that the committees are practically clueless when it comes to doling out awards to musical talent. Now in 2014, the same thing has happened to the rap categories, with Macklemore sweeping the awards for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song and, most notably, Best Rap Album.
That last one seems to have brought the most outrage from just about everyone, who took to Twitter to vent their fury.
We all hoped that it wouldn’t end up like this:.
If they award this Macklemore tool the Best Rap Album Grammy tonight, he should hand it over to Kendrick Lamar and apologize.
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) January 26, 2014
But then it actually happened:
At first, there was confusion:
Wait Macklemore released a rap album? — (@69hunna) January 27, 2014
And most just couldn’t believe it:
You’re telling me Jay-Z, Kanye West, J. Cole, Drake, and Eminem all come out with albums and Macklemore gets Best Rap Album of 2013?
— Jason Chukwuma (@PrinceChuk03) January 27, 2014
Soooo Macklemore won rap album of the year over Kendrick, Drake, and Kanye? pic.twitter.com/oVv0k6NV8A
— Kanye The Type (@TweetLikeKanye) January 27, 2014
Then, there was anger:
Macklemore ain’t do nothing but mocking the rap community and exploiting the gays for sales. that’s the end of it period point blank — Beezy (@BeezyOnGo) January 27, 2014
And everyone wondered where Kanye was for this one:
WHERE WAS KANYE WHEN MACKLEMORE GOT BEST RAP ALBUM?!? — Domo Genesis (@domanic_h) January 27, 2014
Some will just never understand:
I don’t and will never understand how Macklemore won best rap album over Kendrick AND Kanye
— A$AP R@ndy (@pandoerra) January 27, 2014
Others already know how the voting process works:
If you’re still wondering why Macklemore got best rap album you’ve clearly never seen the Grammys before. #GRAMMYs
— Caitlin Tremblay (@ctrembz) January 27, 2014
While others are writing acceptance speeches of their own:
I’m sorry but if Macklemore won best rap album I’m bout to start writing my acceptance speech for next years Grammys bc it’s a joke
— Austin Bickett (@ABickett24) January 27, 2014
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