Macklemore On Racism: ‘White People Can Turn Off The T.V. When They’re Sick Of Hearing About Racism’
Macklemore and his dope grey Fedora stopped by Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning Monday (Dec. 29) to wrap up 2014 by talking about the hot button issue of the year: race in America.
The Heist emcee, who won 2012 Grammy for Best Rap Album beating out Kendrick Lamar’s good kid m A. A.d city, didn’t pull any punches during the hour-long conversation and gave his thoughts on Eric Garner, Mike Brown and what its like to be white in America during a tense racial climate.
The “Can’t Hold Us Down” lyricist–real name Ben Haggerty– also acknowledged his white privilege and said despite cursing on records, having a parental advisory sticker on his album, he still books Good Morning America, and gets invited to Ellen. Parents also tell him he’s the only rapper they allow their children to listen to, and knows because of his skin his drug addiction isn’t looked at as harshly.
It was an honest eye-opening conversation.
Press play to hear what he had to say about Iggy Azalea, Azalea Banks and J.Cole’s verse.