Oscar the Grouch Finally Teams Up With Garbage Rapper Macklemore

Meet Oscar the Grouch's new buddy "Mucklemore" who stopped by Sesame Street to rap about the beloved character's sad hoarding tendencies. » 1/13/15 9:30am 1/13/15 9:30am

Macklemore Dresses Like Offensive Jewish Caricature, Feigns Ignorance

Macklemore's love affair with easily placated progressives may have hit a rough patch over the weekend when the musician showed up at a Seattle concert dressed as what many perceive to be an offensive Jewish caricature, hook nose and all. » 5/19/14 2:20pm 5/19/14 2:20pm

What the Hell Is Going On With Macklemore's Twitter History?

When rapper Macklemore stepped off the stage after his history-making performance at the Grammys on Sunday, he stepped right into a shitstorm over some questionable and mostly dumb tweets he sent back in 2009. Now, people are asking a lot of questions about what his real views are and it's raised a lot of controversy.… » 1/28/14 9:00am 1/28/14 9:00am

What If Queen Latifah Had Announced She's Gay?

Hypothetically, let’s say that Queen Latifah had announced that she is a lesbian during Macklemore's snooze-worthy "Same Love" performance on the Grammy's Sunday night. If she'd broken the unspoken rule of keeping her open secret, how would her world have changed? Maybe Madonna would’ve been to hit those "Open Your… » 1/27/14 7:45pm 1/27/14 7:45pm

No One Thinks Macklemore Deserved Grammys. Not Even Macklemore.

Last night, a wealthy young duke with a face gentle and soft like rolled-up sleeping bag shocked everyone by winning several Grammys for the art of rapping. His name was Macklemore, he hailed from a far-away, mystical land called Seattle (pronounced: "See-YAW-tehl") and he often wore fancy, intricate coats that made… » 1/27/14 6:20pm 1/27/14 6:20pm

People Found Last Night's Grammys So, So, So Disgusting

Award shows present the average Joe/Jane Twitter with the opportunity, from the comfort of their own midpriced sweatpants, to talk shit about celebrities who make commercially successful art-products that are not to the tastes of said Joe/Jane Twitter, and last night's Grammy awards telecast was no exception. But… » 1/27/14 12:10pm 1/27/14 12:10pm

Katy Perry Called a Racist for Sexy Geisha Performance at the AMAs

Katy Perry dressed as a sexy geisha for her AMAs performance. There was, uh, a lot going on there: there were giant fans, cherry blossoms, a Shinto shrine, a couple of stage props meant to look like the Great Wave off Kanagawa, shamisen-playing, taiko drummers... » 11/25/13 9:11am 11/25/13 9:11am

Macklemore's ACLU Promo Will Make You Cringe

Macklemore—the rapper who has the daunting, self-appointed task of being more socially conscious than all of the members of Arrested Development combined—has teamed up with the ACLU in a video that is maybe supposed to be funny? » 11/13/13 11:10am 11/13/13 11:10am

Angel Haze Raps Over Macklemore's 'Same Love': 'I Am Whoever I Am'

Rapper Angel Haze is pretty consistently very cool but today, she's even cooler. Haze has taken Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's "gay anthem" "Same Love" and done it her way. I'd note that this is important as Haze is gay or bisexual, but as she says in her rap, "No I'm not gay, no I'm not straight and I sure as hell am… » 10/22/13 12:40pm 10/22/13 12:40pm

Is It Disingenuous to Write a Gay Anthem if You're Straight?

A lot has been said about Macklemore's "Same Love," a explicitly and politically pro-gay anthem that recently received both Best Hip Hop Music Video and Best Music Video With a Message at the MTV VMAs — perhaps essentially meaningless awards, but still indicative of a big Cultural Moment. » 8/29/13 3:35pm 8/29/13 3:35pm

Jackie Collins Has Discovered Popular Music

In today's Tweet Beat, Jackie Collins spent her day diving into some deep cuts, Katy Perry promotes her boo John Mayer's new album and the similarly named Macklemore and Mac Miller spent their mornings in slightly different ways. » 8/19/13 7:30pm 8/19/13 7:30pm

Amanda Bynes Informs Twitter That She Has An Eating Disorder

Sigh. Amanda Bynes' repeated insistence on only using her (technically crappy; see above) Twitter selfies comes from a dark place, it looks like. I know: You're totally shocked. » 4/05/13 9:00am 4/05/13 9:00am