Macklemore’s text message apology to Kendrick Lamar isn’t the first: Other great apologies from history. (EXCLUSIVE)
DISCOVERED: Macklemore-Style Apologies Throughout History
Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
Jan. 27 2014 8:33 PM

DISCOVERED: Macklemore-Style Apologies Throughout History

Macklemore made headlines by texting Kendrick Lamar last night to apologize to him for unfairly beating him for Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, and Best New Artist at the Grammys, and then posting the apology to Instagram.

In these exclusive photos, Slate can reveal past precedents for Macklemore’s apology, taken from the remorseful parties’ Instagram accounts.

From @Elvis:


From @VanillaIce:


From @TheBeeGees (to the black, Latino, and gay pioneers of disco):


From @ColonialEurope:


Forrest Wickman is a Slate senior editor. He writes and edits for Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat.