Poppin’ tags? Hardly. A women who USED to thrift store shop is partnering up with the hottest act in pop music right now for the Grammys.
Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Perform “Same Love” Together at the 2014 Grammys
Us reports exclusively that Madonna, Ben Haggerty (Macklemore) and Ryan Lewis are set to perform together at the 2014 Grammys on Sunday, Jan. 26.
They will perform “Same Love” on the stage together at the Staples Center in L.A. for the 2014 Grammys,.
Madonna, 55, and 30-year-old Ben Haggerty will give their version of “Same Love,” a song that celebrates gay rights and gay marriage.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are on fire. They took Best Rap/Hip-Hip Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hip Album at the 2013 American Music Awards last November. At the Grammys on Jan. 25, they racked up seven nominations — including Album of the Year for The Heist, Song of the Year for “Same Love,” and Best New Artist.
Not everyone loves Macklemore, a lot of hard-core rappers and Hip Hop artists bristle at his “overnight” success that actually took about 10 years of hard work, self-promotion and a trip to rehab for Haggerty, who is clean and sober these days. One hip hop artist spoke up for the white-hot duo to HipHopDX:
“Macklemore is an incredible artist,” Talib Kweli says in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. “He draws people in in a way that a lot of artists can’t. And Ryan Lewis recognized that. And they did an album that resonated with people. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are gonna get hated on because they’re so big. They’re bigger than everything right now, but the way they did it was so organic, that if you know how it happened, even if you’re not a fan of them, you can’t hate on them.
“Everything that people say people should do, rather than deal with big corporations, these guys did,” Kweli continues. “So it’s ironic people hating on them as sort of the symbol of corporate music business excess. That’s what people see them as who are ignorant. But they’re the opposite of that. They’re your heroes and you don’t even know it. Whether or not you like ‘Thrift Shop,’ whether or not you like ‘Same Love,’ is irrelevant. Look at the business model. Look at what they’ve done for independent artists.”
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.