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Macklemore Counters Kanye West's Trump Tweets in 'Fault' Magazine

Macklemore Counters Kanye West's Trump Tweets in 'Fault' Magazine

Macklemore is sharing his thoughts following Kanye West‘s recent tweets in support of President Donald Trump.

The 34-year-old “Downtown” rapper opened up during his new interview and cover shoot with FAULT Magazine.

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On the current US political climate: “I want to acknowledge the systems in which we operate under in America. We are all under the system of white supremacy, and I do benefit from the colour of my skin in numerous ways, and that plays a factor in how I have an advantage regarding my art and concerning my career. To take from specific cultures and not acknowledge what’s going on is disingenuous. If I know the truth about it, it’s crucial for me to speak on the subject matter.”

On other musicians not doing their research before supporting Trump: “You’ve got to go back to the origin of America to see how this isn’t a philosophy or an ideology but that white supremacy has a history and has impacted the laws and systems in place today. For some artists, it’s easier just not to educate themselves.”

On his drug use: “Adjusting to the fame in a condensed period and not staying sober has been the worst. There was a rapid transition and to have the world’s eye on me all at once with back-to-back number ones, and all the accolades that came with it – I didn’t know how to deal with it. I didn’t know how to adjust, so I escaped. I think a lot of that peak season when I was around a bunch of people, doing sold out Arenas across the world was me isolating and using drugs. I used drugs to cope it and to get out of my head.”

For more from Macklemore, visit Fault-Magazine.com.

Styling: Rachel Gold

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  • damian gonzales

    just another silly rapper who has no talent that is desperately trying to please African-Americans.

  • Ausangel01

    Yeah, let us all take advice from a strung out loser! GMAFB.

    People have the right to vote for anyone they like that’s AMERICA! That’s what it’s like to live in a free democratic society. And if you have such a big issue with Kayne or anyone else being independent thinkers, go up to Kayne and say it to his face…see where that gets you.

  • suzybel

    I wonder if he actually knows the meaning of some of the words he used. He said a lot without saying something.

  • suzybel

    I wonder if he actually knows the meaning of some of the words he used. He said a lot without saying something.

  • suzybel

    I wonder if he actually knows the meaning of some of the words he used. He said a lot without saying something.