Will Drake’s Butthurt Ever End? The rapper disses Macklemore at the ESPY Awards

Drake used his status as host of the ESPYs to take another potshot at Macklemore (Photo: courtesy of laineygossip.com)

Drake used his status as host of the ESPYs to take another potshot at Macklemore (Photo: courtesy of laineygossip.com)

Feuds in the music industry are certainly nothing new. Eminem and his mom, Pearl Jam and Ticketmaster, Jay Z and Solange… all of these extremely public disputes have one thing in common; they usually stem from some deep seeded personal or professional issue. Drake‘s recent issues with Grammy winner Macklemore, however, seem to be rooted in nothing more than jealousy and an inability to just let things go.

He further proved this assumption by taking yet another shot at his perceived foe while hosting last night’s ESPY Awards on ESPN. As he performed an original (and admittedly entertaining) song titled “Honorable Mentions/Side Pieces,” Drake had a picture of Macklemore holding his newly won Grammys posted on the screen behind him as he belted out the lyrics “Real talent doesn’t always win championships, like real music doesn’t always win Grammys.” Classy.

(Photo: courtesy of Twitter.com)

(Photo: courtesy of Twitter.com)

Apparently, Drake still feels slighted after losing to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the 2014 Annual Grammy Awards, at which the pair dominated the rap category by picking up awards for Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Album. After the awards, Drake did an interview with Rolling Stone in which he stated that he felt “robbed” by the duo and slighted personally because he didn’t get a text from Macklemore like Kendrick Lamar did. Really, dude?

Correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems to me that “real talent” doesn’t need validation from other artists or awards organizations. Nor do “real artists” feel the need to belittle or begrudge others for their success. And here’s the thing; Drake is talented! Very talented. So why waste so much energy on such a pointless grudge? I guarantee Macklemore isn’t losing any sleep over it. Just my opinion.

 

 

“The End”: Suspected virus puts an end to Paul McCartney’s Japanese tour

Paul McCartney in Tokyo, November 2013 (phot: paulmccartney.com)

Paul McCartney in Tokyo, November 2013 (phot: paulmccartney.com)

It appears that Sir Paul McCartney has had to cancel the remainder of his 2014 Japanese tour due to illness. According to Rolling Stone, McCartney is under strict doctor’s orders for “complete bed rest” in order to fight off a suspected virus.

In a prepared statement, McCartney told fans that he was “really looking forward to playing Japan again” and apologized profusely.Β “Unfortunately my condition has not improved overnight. I was really hoping that I’d be feeling better today. I’m so disappointed and sorry to be letting my fans down.”

The former Beatle is expected to make a full recovery in the coming weeks and is scheduled to bring his “Out There” tour to the United States starting on June 14.

Get well soon, Sir Paul. πŸ™‚