Duoen vandt mest prominent for Årest Rapsang med ‘Thrift Shop’ og hev med ‘The Heist’ prisen for Årets Rapalbum i land. Sidstnævnte mente Macklemore dog ikke, at han skulle have vundet selv, og rapperen har nu Instagrammet en SMS, han efter prisuddelingen sendte til Kendrick Lamar.
»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. Anyway, you know what it is. Congrats on this year and your music. Appreciate you as an artist and a friend. Much love«.
Med til beskeden stod også følgende forklarende besked:
»My text to Kendrick after the show. He deserved best rap album… I’m honored and completely blown away to win anything much less 4 Grammys. But in that category, he should have won IMO. And that’s taking nothing away from The Heist. Just giving GKMC it’s proper respect.. With that being said, thank you to the fans. You’re the reason we were on that stage tonight. And to play Same Love on that platform was a career highlight. The greatest honor of all. That’s what this is about. Progress and art. Thank you. #grammys«.