What the WHAT??
It's obviously the norm for artists to be categorized in different genres at award shows, but to say Macklemore doesn't qualify to be a part of the rap genre is absurd!
Absurd we say!
According to a source who attended Grammy committee meetings, some members of the rap committee didn't think the Thrift Shop rapper should be categorized under the rap genre.
The rap committee was at such a standstill, the entire Grammy committee had to get together to discuss this!
The insider said:
"Because of the controversy with them as a rap group it became something the entire Grammy committee discussed."
And the conclusion of the meeting? It ended in a landslide vote to have Macklemore & Ryan Lewis compete for the rap awards.
Which was probably for the best! We have a feeling a frenzy would've ensued if they put the rapping duo under the pop category!
The source continued to say of the committee's actions:
"It's not that they don't think he's a rapper. It's just that when you're trying to protect categories and someone has become popular, it should be judged as much. … Where does their music exist? Who are their fans?"
We guess that sort of makes sense, but we're pretty sure when Macklemore and Ryan Lewis made their album, The Heist, they envisioned it as a rap album!
It would totes have a different sound if they were going for something more poppy!
They can't help it if the masses love their music!
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