Macklemore & Ryan Lewis sweep rap categories: Are the Grammys racist?


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The Grammys made a big splash with a surprise appearance from Madonna, a mass wedding and a Beatles reunion, but most of the talk soon after was about the rapper Macklemore, who won four awards.

In addition to the trophy for Best New Artist, he swept the rap categories, winning for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.

He is a very popular performer and yet there is controversy surrounding his wins.

Much of the focus has been on his race–  he’s white — and some are even asking, are the Grammys racist?

In the August 2013 issue of Rolling Stone, Macklemore spoke about race and mainstream success.

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“We made a great album, but I do think we have benefited from being white and the media grabbing on to something.”

“One of the reasons Macklemore won [was]…

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