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Macklemore Says He Didn’t Mean To Put Fellow White Artists On Blast

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis dropped White Privilege II, and they took no prisoners when it came to calling out cultural appropriation!

The song calls out fellow artists Iggy Azalea and Miley Cyrus pretty explicitly for taking from the black community and culture. Iggy immediately responded (surprise surprise) but Miley’s stayed mum.

Still…the Thrift Shop rapper says he didn’t mean to diss either artist. He told Rolling Stone:

“For me, that second verse is unpacking. It’s an unpacking moment of internalized criticism and self-doubt, and ‘What have I done,’ and letting the criticism infiltrate who I am. ‘Why am I insecure at a protest?’ And I think that people get put into boxes, and the conversation around cultural appropriation — I was at the forefront of that, rightfully so. And that conversation also included Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea, and that’s why their names are on the record.”

But using Miley and Iggy’s names as shorthand for cultural appropriation isn’t really about YOU, is it, Macklemore?

In all actuality, Macklemore seems fine taking some criticism for starting a conversation:

“So if I’m put on blast, critiqued, broken down, questioned — all those things will happen, and they are completely valid. That’s part of the design of the conversation. If there’s a bigger teachable moment through this record, at the expense of me potentially being like, ‘Oh, I should have said this,’ or ‘I shouldn’t have said this,’ or ‘I see where that criticism is coming from,’ that’s OK.”

Shade was thrown, dude, shade. Was. Thrown.

Photo: Instagram

Posted Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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Macklemore Targets Iggy Azalea and Miley Cyrus For Appropriating Black Culture

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Those in glass houses should not throw stones, Macklemore.

The rapper is taking aim at white artists (especially Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea) for appropriating black culture while ignoring the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Seattle rapper just released “White Privilege II”, a song that questions a lot of white artists motivations for music making- and he also shines a light on himself. In the song’s 2nd verse he says:

“You’re Miley, you’re Elvis, you’re Iggy Azalea
Fake and so plastic, you’ve heisted the magic
You’ve taken the drums and the accent you rapped in
You’re branded hip-hop, it’s so fascist and backwards
That Grandmaster Flash’d go slap it, you bastard

(Via TMZ)

Though he’s implicating himself, Iggy Azalea’s not having it! And honestly, I kinda get where she’s coming from. She tweeted, “he shouldn’t have spent the last 3 yrs having friendly convos and taking pictures together if those were his feelings.”

The whole song covers a LOT of issues with the caucasian role in African American issues. Check it out HERE!

Posted Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at 11:11am
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Macklemore texted Kendrick Lamar after winning the Grammy, and then posted it on Instagram


Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won several Grammys on Sunday, including Best Rap Album for ‘The Heist.’ They got a LOT of flack after winning the award, saying they had no business winning in that category. Many critics don’t consider them to be rap at all. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis beat out Jay-Z, Kanye West, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Apparently Macklemore thought Kendrick was robbed, and sent him a text.


Macklemore went on to say that Kendrick should have won the Grammy. “My text to Kendrick after the show. He deserved best rap album… I’m honored and completely blown away to win anything much less 4 Grammys. But in that category, he should have won IMO. And that’s taking nothing away from The Heist. Just giving GKMC it’s proper respect.. With that being said, thank you to the fans. You’re the reason we were on that stage tonight. And to play Same Love on that platform was a career highlight. The greatest honor of all. That’s what this is about. Progress and art. Thank you. #grammys”

Strange for Macklemore to make the text public, right? Rubs me the wrong way for some reason…

Posted Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 8:08am
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Complete list of winners from the 56th Grammy Awards!

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Last night was the 56th Grammy Awards, hosted by a boring LL Cool J. The night was full of a few great performances, and a few not-so-great performances. There were definitely some surprise wins, and some even more surprising performances (how hot were Beyonce and Jay-Z!). The biggest winners of the night were Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde and Daft Punk.

Here’s the complete list of winners!

Album of the Year: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk

Record of the Year: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams

Song of the Year: “Royals,” Joel Little, Ella Yelich O’Connor (Lorde)

Best Country Album: “Same Trailer, Different Park,” Kacey Musgraves

Best Pop Vocal Album: “Unorthodox Jukebox,” Bruno Mars

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Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Holy Grail,” Jay Z and Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Solo Performance: Lorde

Best Rock Song: “Cut Me Some Slack,” Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk

Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


Posted Monday, January 27th, 2014 at 7:07am
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