Never one to keep his opinions to himself, rappy chappy Macklemore's taken aim at Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea and actual Elvis Presley in his latest track 'White Privilege;' essentially accusing the stars of cultural appropriation and being generally 'fake.'Oh gahd.
The second verse of the track references white artists borrowing iconography or imagery from African-American culture, with Macklemore rapping: "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."
Addressing the issue of cultural appropriation, Macklemore continues: "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. That Grandmaster Flash'd go slap it, you bastard. All the money that you made. All the watered-down, pop-bullshit version of the culture, pal."
The last bit's about Elvis, we take it.
This obviously ain't the first time our Miley's been accused of borrowing from African-American culture after her infamous twerking ove caused a bit of a stir during the Bangerz era. Then the whole Nicki 'Miley, what's good?' Minaj thing happened and it all got a bit confrontational.
Check out Macklemore's 'White Privilege II' below, yo.
So there you go, everybody.
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