Last Lap: Were Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Almost Headed For A Grammy Snub?

Janet Jackson finally gets an overdue apology, Tegan and Sara make us even more addicted to Oreos, and American Idol’s judges seek new talent in Detroit.

  • Even though Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had a stellar year in 2013, a new report claims the hip-hop duo was almost shut out of the Grammys’ rap categories. Committee members from the Recording Academy felt the group’s massive mainstream success placed them in the pop category, but after an internal debate, the Seattle duo were recognized for their rap skills. [Huffington Post]
  • Yep, it’s been almost 10 years since the term “wardrobe malfunction” crept into our consciousness. After we all caught a glimpse of Janet Jackson’s boob during 2004’s Super Bowl halftime show, the FCC came down pretty hard on the pop legend. The commission’s former chairman now admits that the level of outrage really wasn’t called for. [Vibe]
  • We’re not mad at Oreo for releasing new flavors to fuel our high fructose corn syrup habit, but now they’ve thrown Tegan and Sara into the mix? The twin rockers have lent their amazing sound to a new Oreo ad set to run during the airing of the Grammys. Guess we know what we’ll be eating while we’re watching the show! [Stereogum]
  • American Idol’s judges went to Detroit in search of music’s next big star — did they find any hopefuls in the Motor City? [MTV News]

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