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MTV VMAs 2015 - Performers List Finally Announced!

The list of performers for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards has finally been announced!

The Weeknd, Tori Kelly, Demi Lovato, Pharrell Williams, Twenty One Pilots, A$AP Rocky, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are all confirmed to perform during the show on Sunday night (August 30).

Kanye West will be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and we can expect a big performance from him as well!

Two more performers are set to be announced in the next couple of days, so stay tuned. Watch the video reveal below.


2015 MTV VMAs Performers Announced

Macklemore & Fiancee Tricia Davis Welcome Daughter Sloane Ava Simone!

Macklemore and his fiancee Tricia Davis welcomed a baby girl Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty back in late May, he just announced on his website.

“Our daughter, Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty was born two months ago on May 29,” the 32-year-old entertainer announced. “There is nothing like the joy and happiness that comes from bringing a baby into this universe. She has filled my heart in ways that I never knew were possible. She is the love of my life. This song is for her.”

The song Macklemore is referring to is called “Growing Up (Sloane’s Song)” featuring Ed Sheeran. Listen below!

Macklemore Admits to Relapsing with Marijuana & Sleeping Pills Last Year

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 sh-t 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.

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Russell Wilson & Macklemore Are Basically BFFs - See the Pics!

Here’s something you might not have known – Seattle Seahawks quarterback & Super Bowl XLIX player Russell Wilson and the rapper Macklemore are close friends who have been supporting each others careers over the years!

Macklemore was born and raised in Seattle, so he is a die-hard fan of the football team. He and Russell have both Instagrammed many photos with each other, including several visits to children’s hospitals in the area.

Russell is Russell. Time will tell, but the leader that he has proven to be in the last couple years has been inspiring to watch. And just knowing him as a person, you know he deserves all of it because he works so hard,” Macklemore told reporters after the Seahawks won the NFC Championship earlier this month. Watch the full interview below!


Macklemore Talks Russell Wilson and the Seahawks

Click inside to watch a video of Russell Wilson getting a message from Macklemore… More Here! »

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Macklemore's 'Thift Shop' Parody is 'Gross & Awesome' For 'Sesame Street' - Watch Now!

Check out Macklemore‘s hilarious parody of his own hit 2012 song “Thrift Shop” during an appearance on Sesame Street!

The 31-year-old rapper was joined in the video by Oscar the Grouch, who is part of the popular PBS show.

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In the parody, Macklemore edited the original song to be more kid-friendly with a cute “This is gross and awesome” hook.

In case you didn’t know, “Thift Shop” took home the award for Best Rap Song at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Macklemore’s parody of “Thift Shop”?


Macklemore – ‘Thift Shop’ Parody

Macklemore & Fiancee Tricia Davis Expecting First Child!

Macklemore and his fiancee Tricia Davis are having a baby together!

The 31-year-old rapper announced the happy news in a video and wrote on Twitter, “We wanted to share the news with you ourselves…Love Ben & Tricia.”

Tricia wasn’t drinking while everyone else had a cocktail,” a source shared to PageSix about Tricia, who supported him at a Las Vegas New Year’s performance at the Mirage.

The source added, “She was dancing and standing in the back, but not really with the crowd. If Macklemore wasn’t performing, he was right next to her, guarding her.”

Macklemore and Tricia, who became engaged in January 2013, have been together for eight years.

Congrats to the couple!

Macklemore Speaks On Racism in America From White Rapper's Point of View - Listen Now!

Macklemore isn’t afraid to discuss racism during a recent interview on Hot 97!

“For me, as a white dude — as a white rapper — I’m like, how do I participate in this conversation? How do I participate? How do I get involved on a level where I’m not coopting the movement or I’m not making it about me, but also realizing the platform I have and the reach that I have, and doing it in an authentic and genuine way. Racism is uncomfortable to talk about. White people, we can just turn off the TV when we’re sick of talking about racism. We can be like, ‘Oops, I’m done,’” the 31-year-old rapper shared.

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He added, “White ‘liberal’ people want to be nice. We don’t want to mess up. We don’t want to be racists. We want to be like, ‘We’re post-racial and we have a black president and we don’t need to talk about white privilege. It’s all good, right?’ It’s not the case.” Listen to the rest of his interview below!


Macklemore – Hot 97 Radio Interview

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