Does Macklemore DISS Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea in his new track?


One thing is for sure. Macklemore's new single and follow up track to 2005's White Privilege was intended to create waves. 

With lyrics like: "You speak about equality, but do you really mean it? Are you marching for freedom, or when it's convenient", it's safe to say, Macklemore wanted White Privilege II have an impact. 

However, THIS may not have been the attention he had wanted. 

In the second verse of the new song, Macklemore raps: "You've exploited and stolen the music, the moment, The magic, the passion, the fashion, you toy with, The culture was never yours to make better.

"You're Miley, you're Elvis, you're Iggy Azalea.

"Fake and so plastic, you've heisted the magic, You've taken the drums and the accent you rapped in, You're branded hip-hop, it's so fascist and backwards."

And as one might expect, Iggy totally took the bait taking to Twitter to respond to the probing lyrics. 

"He shouldn't have spent the last 3 yrs having friendly convos and taking pictures together at events etc if those were his feelings," she said about the song in a tweet that was swiftly deleted.

While Macklemore kept out of the Twitter scuffle, he did respond to the comments in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. 

"For me, that second verse is unpacking. It's an unpacking moment of internalised criticism and self-doubt.

"And I think that people get put into boxes, and the conversation around cultural appropriation – I was at the forefront of that, rightfully so. And that conversation also included Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea, and that's why their names are on the record."

You can listen to Macklemore's track below and decide for yourselves: 

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