Macklemore apologises to Kendrick Lamar for 'robbing' him at Grammy Awards

Rapper picked up four awards at US ceremony, including Best Rap Album

Macklemore apologises to Kendrick Lamar for 'robbing' him at Grammy Awards

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Macklemore has published a text he sent to Kendrick Lamar after beating the rapper in all three rap categories at last night's Grammy Awards.

The text was sent after Macklemore was handed the prize for Best Rap Album for his 2013 album 'The Heist' ahead of Lamar's 'Good Kid, MAAD City' plus Kanye West's 'Yeezus' and 'Nothing Was The Same' By Drake and was later published on Instagram by Macklemore himself.

Macklemore also took home Grammys for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for 'Thrift Shop' as well as performing 'Same Love' with Madonna in a performance which saw more than 30 same-sex couples married live on stage.

Apologising to Lamar, Macklemore wrote: "You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It's weird and sucks that I robbed you. I was gonna say that during the speech then the music started playing during my speech and I froze."

Daft Punk and Lorde were among the biggest winners at the 56th Grammys 2014, winning five and two awards respectively.

French duo Daft Punk, who also performed at the ceremony, their first show since returning with last year's 'Random Access Memories', scooped five awards on the night; Record Of The Year ('Get Lucky'), Album Of The Year ('Random Access Memories'), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance ('Get Lucky'), Best Dance/Electronica Album ('Random Access Memories') and Best Engineered Album Non-Classical ('Random Access Memories'). New Zealander Lorde won Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance with her song 'Royals'.

Click here for a full list of Grammy Awards 2014 winners.

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