While other rappers were busy paying homage to the likes of Jesus and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Macklemore offered a salute to the lesser-praised icons: grandmothers. This Halloween, Seattle’s golden boy put on a plaid dress, gray wig, glasses and red lipstick to trick-or-treat in the streets of his hometown. Why a grandma, you ask? Well, the (hilariously sadistic) idea was the brainchild of the future Mrs. Macklemore.
“Trisha, because I’m in the doghouse these days, said that if I dressed up as a grandma and went out into the streets of Seattle, that I could get out of the doghouse and back onto mainland. So here I am, as a grandmother,” Macklemore explains.
Before facing off against small children for a door-to-door candy hunt, the rapper kicked a freestyle en route. While the scenario itself is wholly laughable, key details like Macklemore’s orange sneakers and the fact that his dress is unzipped the entire time make for harder chuckles. Oh, and he twerks in the grandma get-up once his mission is complete. So there’s that.
Watch the video above and be grateful that Macklemore is not your grandmother.