MGK On Macklemore: “Me & Macklemore Exist In Two Different Worlds”

Cleveland Bad Boy Machine Gun Kelly clarifies his “race is not an issue” comments he made to TMZ last week about Macklemore’s “White Privilege II” single during an exclusive interview with Billboard. Hit the jump to read what MGK had to say about his fellow “white rapper” comrade regarding his remarks.

Album Cover & Tracklist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – This Unruly Mess I’ve Made

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ new album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, will drop on February 26. With just a few weeks to go, the pair have unveiled the project’s tracklist – though not yet in its entirety. Though we have the titles of all 13 tracks, the only features revealed thus far are from the tracks they’ve already released. This Unruly Mess I’ve Made will be released independently via Macklemore LLC. Check out the tracklist below!

Big Daddy Kane Reacts To Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “White Privilege II”

During an interview with The Source, Big Daddy Kane had listened to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ latest social message song in “White Privilege II”, before giving his comments on the song and white privilege as a whole. Hit the jump for what the hip-hop legend had to say.

(Video) Aside From The Part About Her Iggy Azalea Is All For Macklemore’s “White Privilage II”

Macklemore’s “White Privilege II” calls on a few names of individuals that seem to take the culture of other races, and use it for their own personal use; Iggy Azalea is one of those names. Although she sorta voiced her opinion before-and got slammed for it-she has something to say again. While running through LAX, TMZ spotted Iggy. A cameraman asked the “Azillion” artist shows Mack nothing but respect. She agrees with him to an extent-that extent being her name drop.

(Video) MGK Talks Macklemore & Race In Rap At LAX

Machine Gun Kelly was in LAX yesterday to catch a flight to the Sundance Film Festival (where he performed last night alongside Erykah Badu and Nas to celebrate the premiere of their new film, The Land.) While walking through the airport, the “Till I Die” rapper was followed by a photog who apparently was a huge fan – but made the mistake of calling him “one of the top 5 white rappers.” “I mean I’m not just a great WHITE rapper,” an annoyed MGK responded. “I’m a great rapper, motherf*cker.” As the photog tried to backpedal, MGK elaborated on the issue of race in rap, and took a slight dig at Macklemore’s new song when he said, “Race is not an issue. Race is an issue for people like Macklemore and sh*t.” Welp! Check out the full clip below.

Macklemore Speaks Out On “White Privilege II” & Iggy Azalea Mention

Macklemore’s song “White Privilege II” created quite a wave on social media last week, getting some much-needed dialogue flowing between many different races. Whether you feel Macklemore did the song out of sincerity or for brownie points aside, you can’t deny that it has sparked some necessary conversations about race and racism – and that’s always a positive thing! One of those convos was less positive, and that was the one surrounding Iggy Azalea and her mention in the second verse. Along with Miley Cyrus and Elvis, Macklemore adds in Iggy’s name to say that people often him compare him to them, grouping them all into the “cultural appropriators” group. It was less of a diss and more of a statement about an observation he’d made, but nonetheless, people attacked and laughed at Iggy for it, and she eventually responded to a fan saying if he had any such feelings, he shouldn’t have been so friendly with her over the years – and of course that only led to more drama.

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