Seattle-bred rapper Macklemore is back in the news this week. The Grammy-winner used President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day on Wednesday to drop “Trump’s Over Freestyle” about former President Donald Trump and his Make America Great movement.
“All you high fiving, MAGA white boys, drinking White Claws. Care about your taxes more than human rights, sign off. You no mask-wearing, big truck driving, Blue Lives Matter, talking s### about the riots. Double standard once the white folks went and tried it. ‘They’re Patriots!’ No, those are terrorists, Brian,” rapped Macklemore.
The Heist album creator also had words for left-leaning voters. He said, “And all you liberals out there being silent while Black people dying at the hands of police violence – that care more about animal rights and recycling and bicycling and the climate and toothpaste with iron. You too are complicit, you too getting brought up. I’ll give it to you pro bono, you, too, are the problem.”
Even Biden caught light heat. Macklemore rapped, “We celebrating, but to think a new era’s begun. Still, half the country feels the same way that [Trump] does, so what the f### are we gonna do now? Biden my dog, but he’s close to getting put down. Surprise, another old white guy in the House. Who’s fine, we just hold our breath when he opens his mouth.”
Social media users’ reactions to “Trump’s Over Freestyle” were mixed. A few people praised the 37-year-old rhymer for touching on the issues of politics and addressing both sides of the aisle. While others slammed the song and questioned why the world would need Macklemore’s current take on the state of America.
However, Macklemore did receive clear praise from a music legend. Parliament-Funkadelic bandleader George Clinton quote-tweeted Mack’s “Trump’s Over Freestyle” video with 15 American flag emojis and 15 sign of the horn emojis. He also added a couple of mindblown memojis.
— George Clinton (@george_clinton) January 20, 2021
We should’ve stormed the Capitol when Macklemore won a Grammy for Best Rap Album over Kendrick Lamar.
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) January 21, 2021
it’s honestly kind of amazing that macklemore looked around at everything and was like “what people need right now is me rapping about this”
— sloane (sîpihkopiyesîs) (@cottoncandaddy) January 21, 2021
All forms of Twitter laughing at Macklemore rn pic.twitter.com/n90BSoppsh
— miggy pop 🦍 (@MichaelWuShleep) January 21, 2021
H######## Macklemore is good, and it’s a freestyle?? https://t.co/qSBDXVp6RH
— Dave Weasel (@DaveWeasel) January 21, 2021
i will not be watching the macklemore freestyle, please respect my privacy during this embarrassing time for seattle
— Moh (@LessIsMoh) January 20, 2021
Not one single person:
macklemore: *drops a freestyle
— Big Girl Slay 💋 (@Biggirlslay) January 20, 2021
whatever the opposite of tiffany pollard yelling "BEYONCÉ???" is is how i feel about macklemore dropping a freestyle rap today
— karen han (@karenyhan) January 20, 2021