Kendrick Lamar RESPONDS To Grammy Snub + Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Pharrell, T.I. In "THR" + Shakira & Rihanna “Can’t Remember To Forget You" (First Look)
Kendrick Lamar has responded to his Grammy snub. Find out what he said inside and see a photo of YBF celebs at Clive Davis' Grammy Party and check out stills from Shakira and Rihanna's "Can’t Remember to Forget You" video.
Now that the dust has settled, Kendrick Lamar has spoken to XXL about being snubbed by the Grammys. But don't expect to hear any -ish talking.....
On Macklemore's success:
“It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man,” Kendrick said. “He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.”
On being overlooked by the Grammys:
“I definitely feel like they should always have more of the culture up in there, for sure, because we definitely stand out just like any other genre,” Kendrick said when asked if he thought the Grammys undervalued hip-hop. “We part of the world. We part of the movement. So I think any awards, including the Grammys, should always push for more hip-hop because it’s music as a whole, it’s not just splitting different regions. Everything moves as far as sound and vibrations, and that’s how it goes. And we are a part of that.”
In other K. Dot news, he helped J. Cole celebrate his 29th birthday at MSG.
The Hollywood Reporter published a gorgeous pic from Clive Davis' legendary pre-Grammys party that featured Pharrell, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson and T.I. Speaking about the party, Fantasia said, "If you're not here, you're at the wrong party." T.I. added "This party is a staple. I believe it’s just as important and just as highbrow as the ceremony."
Watch Fantasia perform "Stomy Weather" at the party:
In new music videos....
Shakira and Rihanna get very close in the video for “Can’t Remember to Forget You” (premiering tomorrow on VEVO). Teasing its arrival, Shakira released two stills from the Joseph Kahn-directed clip.
Speaking about Rihanna's performance, Shakira said. “Her voice in this song is just unreal ’cause she is reggae. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a female singer deliver her lines in a reggae song with such authenticity. I’m just over the moon to know that we did a video together and we did this song together.”
Photos via Getty/THR/