When Taylor Swift won Album of the Year for 1989 over Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, Don Cheadle admitted he was a little disappointed, tweeting, "I almost Kanyed tonight. #Restraint #Temperance @kendricklamar #AlbumoftheYear !!!!"
After some backlash from his fans, the 51-year-old actor followed up the tweet with, "Tweeps, I'm not a Taylor hater. I think Kendrick's album is stronger and more deserving. That's all. My opinion."
Tweeps, I'm not a Taylor hater. I think Kendrick's album is stronger and more deserving. That's all. My opinion.— Don Cheadle (@IamDonCheadle) February 16, 2016
Kendrick led the GRAMMY nominations with 11, but he only walked away with five for the night, none of which included any of the "big four" (Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year or Best New Artist). The acclaimed "Alright" rapper and Taylor actually shared one GRAMMY, for Best Music Video, after the two collaborated on Taylor's "Bad Blood."
Meanwhile, Taylor -- who won three GRAMMYs out of seven nominations this year -- seemed to use her "Album of the Year" acceptance speech to respond to Kanye West's recent "Kanye-ing," claiming to have made her "famous" in one of his songs off his acclaimed, but controversial new album, The Life of Pablo.
And as the first woman to win Album of the Year twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments and your fame," she said.
"But if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you, some day when you get where you're going, you'll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there and that will be the greatest feeling in the world," Swift continued.
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