Black Voices

The Grammys Really Love White Rappers, Here's Proof

When Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' names were called as winners for "Best Rap Album" at the 2014 Grammy Awards, the Internet exploded with criticism as rap fans everywhere were shocked and appalled. Chief amongst their gripes was that "The Heist," Macklemore's pop-centric album, beat out Kendrick Lamar's universally recognized hip hop classic "good kid M.A.A.D. City."

But should fans have been that surprised? A closer look at the history of the Grammys' "Best Rap Album" category -- and what typically happens when white rappers are nominated -- reveals an interesting trend.

The Huffington Post created the below infographic to highlight a few fun facts about what has become one of the Grammy's most controversial awards:

Infographic by Alissa Scheller for the Huffington Post.