Washington D.C., Jan. 27 (ANI): Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ new song ‘White Privilege II’ has inflamed controversy by calling out white artists such as Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea for appropriating black culture.
In one particular verse, the 32-year-old Seattle MC, not only calls out Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea for appropriating black culture, but also reminds listeners and fans that he’s also targeting himself, reports People Magazine.
“That whole verse is me implicating myself,” Macklemore a.k.a. Ben Haggerty explained in an interview.
In ‘White Privilege II,’ a follow-up to 2005’s ‘White Privilege,’ Macklemore comments on the nation’s racism today juxtaposed with his position as a successful white rapper.
The singer has long been at the center of discussions about cultural appropriation, which were highlighted when he beat Kendrick Lamar for best rap album at the Grammys two years ago. (ANI)