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.

 

 

Hate In An Elevator: Solange Knowles and Jay Z duke it out in hotel elevator

Jay Z, Beyonce, and Solange attending a party in Hollywood (photo: abcnews.go.com)

Jay Z, Beyonce, and Solange attending a party in Hollywood (photo: abcnews.go.com)

Two days after the release of security footage showing rapper Jay Z allegedly being attacked by his sister-in-law Solange Knowles in a hotel elevator, we’re still in the dark regarding the nature of the dispute.

On Monday (5/12), TMZ released the footage obtained from The Standard Hotel showing what appears to be Solange Knowles, sister of mega-star and Jay Z’s wife, Beyonce Knowles, punching and kicking the iconic rapper as he keeps his hands up in defense. Solange continues the assault even after being grabbed by a security guard.

Though no one has come forward to state what caused the altercation, the family feud has apparently simmered down to some degree as the troubled in-laws were spotted shopping together in a jewelry store (Mr. Flawless) in New York City yesterday (5/13).

According to sources, the pair were cool, calm, and collected as they browsed the high end shop in the famed NYC Diamond District in silence for around 20 minutes. So have they patched things up, or did they just not want to fit the bill for trashing the place?