Video: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Will Perform 'Same Love' Tonight At The VMAs; Will Be Intro'd By Jason Collins!
Well we think this is pretty huge. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who aren't lacking for potential hits that they could perform on stage on one of music's biggest nights, have decided to perform their smash marriage equality anthem, "Same Love"!
Plus they're being introduced by out, NBA player Jason Collins!
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis talk to MTV:
"'Same Love' has turned into a song that has been embraced by the mainstream and that was played by the radio," Macklemore told MTV News on Saturday (August 24) after the duo's rehearsal for the big show. "There is a lot more people that are familiar with it now than six months ago and the timing is perfect. It's a powerful record and it needs to be heard in America right now. And equality is at the forefront of what's going on in politics right now."
The emotional "Same Love"
"It's a song that I wanted to write because I felt like it wasn't being addressedwithin hip-hop music," he said. "And I think that the homophobia was still very rampant within hip-hop culture." The best part for Mack is that not only has the song garnered support and given the group a top 20 single (it's currently at #14) after two #1s, but it has also drawn support from the general public and the hip-hop community.
"The performance is going to be hopefully memorable," said Macklemore. "Hopefully we will be in the present moment. We will capture some magic on the stage that will be transmitted to the televisions of the world."
We think it's a pretty bold and inspired choice! Can't wait to watch!
What about you, Instincters?