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The duo was joined by their “Downtown” collaborator Eric Nally.
The guys sang their brand new single “Downtown” outside with an elaborate set-up, which you can check out below!
“Mannnnnn @MTV VMA’S in a couple hours! LETS GO!!! #Downtown,” Macklemore tweeted earlier in the day.
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Perform “Downtown” at MTV VMAs 2015
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The musical duo dropped the song earlier in the day and then released the music video hours later.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are expected to perform at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards this coming Sunday (August 30). The pair last hit the stage at the show back in 2013, where they took home Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hop-Hop Album.
Be sure to tune in this Sunday to check out their performance!
The list of performers for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards has finally been announced!
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
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.
The guys were joined by their collaborator Mary Lambert to perform the song before Queen Latifah hit the stage to officiate a mass wedding ceremony and Madonna joined in to perform her song “Open Your Heart.”
Watch it all go down in the video below!
Earlier in the evening, Mary hit the red carpet wearing a different dress. See the photos in the gallery.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Same Love”
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