Macklemore and Ryan Lewis take the cover of Complex magazine’s August/September 2015 issue.
Here’s what they had to share with the mag:
Macklemore, on relapsing with marijuana and sleeping pills: I held it together for a while. But, eventually, I stopped going to my 12-step meetings. I was burnt out. I was super-stressed. We weren’t sleeping — doing a show every day, zigzagging all over the country. In terms of the media I was getting put into a box that I never saw for myself. The pressure and the fame — everything. All the clichés, man — like not being able to walk around, having no privacy, and from this TV appearance to this TV appearance, and the criticism, and the lack of connection, and the lack of meetings — all of that put into one pie was just … I just wanted to escape.
Macklemore, on having a baby: “I’ve been trying to grow up this year. Since I heard that Tricia was pregnant, I was like, I need to grow up right now. I’ve gotten back to what makes me happy.”
The pair, on racial issues: “Regardless of the song that I write, or that ends up coming out, it’s not going to do it… This needs to be part of my life’s work… Because, as a white male, the system’s designed for me to forget this shit quickly…And I don’t want to be that anymore. I don’t want to do just enough to get by in the conversation.”
For more from the musical duo, visit Complex.com.
The new Victoria’s Secret Angels pose for photos together at the launch of the all-new Body by Victoria Campaign on Tuesday (July 28) in New York City.
Earlier in the day, the new Angels – Elsa Hosk, Jac Jagaciak, Kate Grigorieva, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, Taylor Hill, Romee Strijd, and Jasmine Tookes – all made an appearance on Good Morning America together to promote the line!
One of the Angels, Stella, posted a bunch of photos on her personal Instagram account. In the recent past, Stella has been romantically linked to Miley Cyrus!
25+ pictures inside of the new VS Angels on GMA… More Here! »
Angelina Jolie Pitt is further opening up about her new film project First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, which will debut on Netflix.
“As Maddox and I prepare the film we will be side by side learning about his country. He is turning 14 next week and this is a very important time for him to understand who he is. He is my son but he is also a son of Cambodia. This is the time for our family to understand all that that means to him and to us. My desire to tell this story in the most truthful and accurate way possible will be my tribute to the strength and dignity of all Cambodian people,” the 40-year-old actress and director wrote to the AP during an email interview. Maddox will be involved in the production of the film.
“Maddox will be on set every day after school and involved behind the scenes. And yes, Maddox is already involved in the Foundation and will take over my role when he is older,” Angelina added. “The intent of this project is not to revisit the horrors of the war but to bring to the screen characters that people around the world will empathize with, and to help other people to learn about Cambodia. What is special about this particular story is that it is told from the perspective of a 5-year-old child, and is based on a child’s emotional experience of war. It sheds light not only on the experience of children during the genocide in Cambodia but of all children who endure war.”
The movie is set to hit Netflix in late 2016.