Macklemore Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


5th August 2015

Tweet: "We had our beautiful baby girl on May 29th... Got married on June 27th once the Supreme Court ruled same sex couples could too... And now new music. Thank you all for being patient, this year has been incredible so far, we love you." Macklemore's new wife, Tricia Davis, confirms reports the longtime couple has wed, revealing the pair celebrated the legalisation of same-sex marriage across the U.S. by exchanging vows. The rapper introduced fans to the couple's baby girl, Sloan, on Wednesday (05Aug15) by posting a picture of himself cradling his daughter on social media.


13th January 2015

Fact: Rapper Macklemore made an appearance on beloved children's Tv series Sesame Street to sing a parody of his hit Thrift Shop with character Oscar the Grouch and his crew of Grouches. The hip-hop star wore layers of second-hand clothes and occasionally sung from inside a dustbin during the sketch, which aired in the U.S. on Monday (12Jan15).


3rd June 2014

Fact: Producer Ryan Lewis took to the streets of New York to ask people for their opinions of himself as part of a pre-taped skit for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (02Jun14). Towards the end of segment, Lewis held up a photograph of himself and rap sidekick Macklemore in a bid to help them realise he was the person quizzing them. MACklemore also made a surprise appearance in the skit.


8th April 2014

Fact: Kanye West and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are set to headline the 2014 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival this summer (14). Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Killers will also serve as headliners for the three-day festival, while Arctic Monkeys, Tiesto, Disclosure, Kacey Musgraves, and The Flaming Lips are among the other performers set to take the stage at the Golden Gate Park event in San Francisco, California, which will take place from 8 to 10 August (14).


2nd January 2014

Quote: "We went in to the new year pretty much an underground rap group and here we are in Times Square kicking off the new year." Rapper Macklemore rings in 2014 by performing in New York after an amazing 2013.


11th October 2013

Fact: Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Chris Brown and Robin Thicke are among the performers who have signed up for this year's (13) KIIS FM Jingle Ball in Los Angeles. The acts will all perform short sets at Staples Center on 6 December (13).


9th October 2013

Fact: Drake, Robin Thicke and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will headline the upcoming Grammy Nominations Concert in December (13). LL Cool J will host the televised event from Los Angeles, during which the nominees who will be vying for the top prizes at the Grammy Awards in 2014 will be announced. The 55th annual Grammy Awards will be held on 26 January (13).


29th August 2013

Quote: "If you type in 'is' on Google, 'Macklemore gay' pops up... so the Internet thinks that I'm gay." Rapper Macklemore on ongoing rumours suggesting he's homosexual.


29th August 2013

Quote: "I was scared about not thanking my fiancee - and I did, at the very last minute. I'd already passed the mic to Ryan and then I remembered." Rapper Macklemore almost forgot to mention his tour manager/girlfriend Tricia Davis during his Best Hip Hop Video acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (25Aug13).


29th August 2013

Quote: "All of a sudden people were like, 'Hey, ginger pride!' I'm like, 'No, no ginger pride... maybe strawberry blond, but come on.'" Rapper Macklemore insists he's not a redhead.


20th August 2013

Quote: "I go out and I don't feel tempted anymore, which is a beautiful thing. And I don't really have the time or energy to go, like, have sex with a bunch of strangers right now. It's just not where I'm at." Rapper Macklemore insists he has no intention of sleeping around and jeopardising his relationship with MACklemore & Ryan Lewis tour manager Tricia Davis.


20th August 2013

Quote: "It freaks me out to think what might have happened. You do the math. You're, like, a drug addict with no moderation and a s**t ton of money. I would have died." Rapper Macklemore is glad he wasn't successful at the height of his past drug problems.


20th August 2013

Quote: "I know that I'm not working the programme to the best of my ability, and when I'm not doing that, then I think there's room for mistake, and I would be naive to think that I'm above that." Busy rapper Macklemore, a former drug and drink addict, hasn't got time to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.


28th March 2013

Quote: "The last two months, it's gotten to the point where if I don't wear, like, a hoodie or a baseball hat or a wig or something, going out becomes an awkward picture fest." Rapper Macklemore is beginning to tire of getting recognised. It's not easy to stay incognito when you're number one on the charts. His Thrift Shop hit has returned to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.


28th February 2013

Fact: Rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have become the first musicians to sign up for the You Can Play campaign, which fights homophobia in sports, music and entertainment. MACklemore has shot a video for the initiative, which features footage of him addressing fans backstage at a recent gig. He says, "Don't let being gay hold you back, if you're straight don't hold others back. Anti-gay language has no place in sports or music. If you can play, you can play."


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