Drake Disses Macklemore at ESPYS, He Doesn't Make "Real Music"

Celebrity News Jul. 17, 2014 AT 5:40AM

He's holding a grudge! Drake used his position as host of the 2014 ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 16, to get his own back on Macklemore who swiped four Grammys at this year’s award show.

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Evidently still smarting from missing out on the Best Rap Album gong, Toronto rapper Drake, 27, performed his so-called new song, "Honorable Mention," as a nod to all the runner-ups in sport and music competitions, who nearly made it to the top spot.

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As he sang the song, a huge photo of Macklemore, 30, holding a Grammy suddenly appeared on the screen behind the rapper as his lyrics declared, "Real talent doesn't always win championships, like real music doesn't always win Grammys," causing the audience to go wild.

Drake throws shade at Macklemore at the 2014 ESPYs
Drake throws shade at Macklemore at the 2014 ESPYs
Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

It's not the first time Drake has spoken out about the “Thrift Shop” emcee’s questionable Grammy win.

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Macklemore texted fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar (also in contention for Best Rap Album alongside Drake, Jay Z and Kanye West) after he was awarded the Grammy, declaring his fellow nominee was "robbed."

"That s--t was wack as f--k," Drake told Rolling Stone magazine. "To name just Kendrick? That s--t made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!"

Click on the link above to watch the "Hold On, We're Going Home" singer's eyebrow-raising performance!

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