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.
Posted Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 12:12pm
Filed under Macklemore
Yep, you are looking at the face (and flower) of Woody Allen‘s new muse.
Back at the last Cannes, Allen told Deadline that he’s doing a Netflix series but it was “haunting his every step.” Well, I guess he wants more career decisions to haunt him, because he’s set the principal cast and Miley Cyrus is his #1!
Elaine May (whom he worked with in Small Time Crooks) will also star in the 6 part series set in the 1960’s, and the whole shebang begins shooting in March, according to Deadline. What else do we know? Nothing much, as Allen is notoriously secretive about his projects.
Are you excited for this show? Let us know in the comments belowwwwwww
Posted Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 8:08am
Filed under Miley Cyrus
, Woody Allen
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
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
Filed under Macklemore
It’s sooo official: Miley Cyrus
and Liam Hemsworth
are back to being engaged again!
Though it might seem, uh, weird and abrupt, over the last week, the star has been wearing the Neil Lane ring Hemsworth proposed with in 2012 (they split in late 2013):
“Miley is beyond happy to be engaged to Liam again,” a source close to the singer tells PEOPLE. “It might seem sudden, but they have been very close for the past few months. They just wanted to keep their relationship out of the spotlight while they figured things out,” says the source. “Liam never liked how exposed his life was with Miley.”
So, I guess no more dating VS models for Miley!
This time around, Cyrus is “making changes for their relationship to work,” adds the source. “They both seem much more mature.”
The couple is planning to move back in together and everybody’s on board.
“Miley wants to get married,” says the source. “His family was very hesitant about a marriage in the past, but they really got to know Miley better when she spent time in Australia a few weeks ago. Everyone seems excited that they are back together.”
Okay, okay, okay: both are still SUPER young- I never really know why they have to go from nothing to totally and completely engaged again. It just seems like a lot.
Do you think they’ll ACTUALLY get married?