Fabolous posted an image on his Instagram account today (January 28) addressing his recent comments regarding Macklemore and the Grammy Awards.
The rapper made these statements in the caption to his most recent post on the social media platform. An excerpt of his caption reads:
“When they asked me about Macklemore winning Grammys all I could do was congratulate the WINNER. Even if my opinion on if he should’ve won differs (which wasn’t asked) I still salute WINNERS!!”
Fabolous was likely referencing his recent First Take appearance where he was asked about Macklemore’s Grammy wins. During the show, Fab said he was not surprised that Mack won four Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album.
“If it would have been maybe at the BET Hip Hop Awards [it would have been] surprising,” he said. “I think he’s more commercial and it fits in the kind of music that the Grammys celebrates and is looking for…There’s guys who’ve had tremendous success who’ve never won Grammys…50 Cent has sold millions and millions of records. He’s not a Grammy winner because of maybe his style of music or whatever. But I think Macklemore fits in there.”
Fab’s Instagram post featured an image of Robert Horry, a former NBA player who won seven championships while playing for the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs.
Fabolous’ full Instagram post caption can be found below.
They ain’t never won no rings, but be mad at Horry.. Never be mad because someone else is the WINNER. Congratulate them. Use it as motivation and work harder so you can be the WINNER too. Or you can always be a WINNER on your own terms. Without accolades, trophies or others recognition you can still be a WINNER!! When they asked me about Macklemore winning Grammys all I could do was congratulate the WINNER. Even if my opinion on if he should’ve won differs (which wasn’t asked) I still salute WINNERS!! And any artist or up & coming I’ve met, one of the 1st things I say to them is “Congratulations” #SoulTape3 #YoungOG #TipHatsToTheWinnersThatsWhatWinnersDo #AndItsTheGrammysWhodYallThinkWasGonnaWin #NiggasBeThereHateClapping #HorryGotSevenRingsHisHatersGotNone #EvenIfItWasRightPlaceAtTheRightTimeYouStillGottaBeThereToWin #GuessYallAlwaysInTheWrongPlaceAtTheWrongTime #CantGiveTheseLoserNiggasNoVoice #OnlyLetTheWinnersSpeak #RiseAndGrind