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Topic - Macklemore
Rapper Macklemore took the opportunity during an acceptance speech Sunday night at the American Music Award ceremony to talk a bit of politics, slamming what he characterized as the nation’s racist response to the shooting death of Florida teen, Trayvon Martin.
Rapper Macklemore took the opportunity during his acceptance speech Sunday night at the American Music Awards to blast what he sees as racial profiling in America, specifically in the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin. But former Rep. Allen B. West, a Florida Republican who is black, isn't seeing the connection.
The rapper Macklemore thinks there's a simple reason the hit "Thrift Shop" appears to be going viral: It dares to be different.
Macklemore isn't afraid to tell you he was scared when he saw some of the destinations for his upcoming tour.
Macklemore, whose real name is Ben Haggerty, said he and Lewis thought the song might appeal to a "niche demographic" and didn't envision it becoming a single.
The song's sense of humor is key, but Haggerty says there's also a deeper message about individuality and modern culture's obsession with expensive fashion.