Macklemore made a guest appearance “Sesame Street” and brought his own kid-friendly version of “Thrift Shop” with him. In a duet with “Oscar the Grouch” and with backup from fellow Grouches, Macklemore muses about the finer points of looking for bargains …i n the trash. I guess that’s an important lesson for today’s youth? In his words, it’s “gross and awesome.” [People]
A Baby Macklemore is on the way! The rapper — real name Ben Haggerty — and his fiancee, Trisha Davis, posted the above YouTube video announcing that they’re expecting a baby in May 2015. First of all, I love it when people get famous and don’t ditch their non-famous significant others once the red carpet rolls out. Macklemore and Davis have been together for years and I love that their relationship remains strong. Second, this video made me tear up. So so so cute.
Last Friday, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed a surprise music concert at the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle. Awesome, right? Only, because it was a surprise, Macklemore wanted to go a bit incognito and donned a costume. But the costume was anything but awesome. To me, and many others, the costume looked like a negative stereotype of a Jewish man.
For his part, Macklemore denies that he purposefully intended to mock Jewish people with his costume. Late yesterday, he took to Tumblr to issue an apology.
“My intention was to dress up and surprise the people at the show with a random costume and nothing more. Thus, it was surprising and disappointing that the images of a disguise were sensationalized leading to the immediate assertion that my costume was anti-Semetic. I acknowledge how the costume could, within a context of stereotyping, be ascribed to a Jewish caricature. I am here to say that it was absolutely not my intention, and unfortunately at the time I did not foresee the costume to be viewed in such regard. [...] I truly apologize to anybody that I may have offended.”
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A surprise performance by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis would get me excited, sure. And that’s probably what a lot of audience members were feeling at the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle (where Macklemore’s coat from the “Thrift Shop” video hangs in the collection).
But folks all over — including Seth Rogen — are scratching their heads now that pictures have emerged of Macklemore (real name: Ben Haggerty) performing in a costume that looks like an ugly Jewish stereotype. Keep reading »
feels so connected to the plight of women — having to pee and poop on toilet seats soiled by slovenly men — that he wrote an instructional, reggae style rap about how dudes can have better aim in the bathroom
. His Instagram video, set against the backdrop of a toilet full of his pee, goes out all “frat bro[s] too hammered to handle [their] danglers and all the “shitty dads” fucking up “the deuce sesh” for the rest of us. Keep reading »