BEST NEW ARTIST – BEST RAP ALBUM – BEST RAP PERFORMANCE – BEST RAP SONG
a slap in the face (disgrace) to Hip-Hop, Rap, and Black people around the world.
but you wanna know what?
I WOULDN’T WANT TO BE MACKLEMORE.
i would hate to receive awards that i know deep down inside i don’t deserve.
i would hate to see the look in Black people’s eyes that KNOW that i don’t warrant the accolades that i receive(d).
i would hate to say that i’m part of a culture that i HURT more than i HELPED.
i would hate to have to live the LIE that i’m really that good…the LIE that i’m really that great / that genius / that talented; especially in comparison to the originators and current taste makers of the art, genre, and culture.
i would hate to KNOW that my Whiteness and the PRIVILEGE that my Whiteness STILL commands is LARGELY what is responsible for my success.
i would hate to KNOW that Black people are AFRAID to address the BULLSHIT that surrounds my milestone success out of FEAR, MARGINALIZATION, and RETALIATION.
i feel sorry for Macklemore.
if i was Macklemore, i couldn’t TRULY enjoy my success because i know that my success was FOUNDED and DEPENDENT on White PRIVILEGE, White RACISM, and White SUPREMACY.