Name: Macklemore
Birth Name: 
Ben Haggerty
Birth Date: 
June 19, 1983
Birth Place: 
Seattle, Washington
Relationship Status: 
Engaged to Tricia Davis
Celebrity Ranking # N/A

Kanye West Can’t Stop Ranting!

Posted Wednesday February 24, 2016 12:40 PM GMT

There’s something strange going on with Kanye West as of late, given his increased penchant for verbal tirades on Twitter and in person.

On Tuesday night (February 23) the “Jesus Walks” rapper took to his social networking platform to take aim at music producer Bob Ezrin’s kids after Ezrin accused him of “not advancing the music industry.”


Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Are Back with “White Privilege II”: Listen Here!

Posted Friday January 22, 2016 1:43 PM GMT

Never afraid to weigh in on social issues, Macklemore composed a sequel to his 2005 song “White Privilege” in which he and his partner Ryan Lewis explore controversial topics surrounding the ongoing race wars in America.

In “White Privilege II,” the “Thrift Shop” rapper declares, “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…”


2015 MTV European Music Awards: The Show, The Winners

Posted Monday October 26, 2015 9:18 AM GMT

Showing some love to music fans across the pond, MTV held its 2015 EMAs in Milan, Italy on Sunday night (October 25).


Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Drop “Growing Up” Single: Listen Here!

Posted Wednesday August 5, 2015 1:10 PM GMT

It’s been an exciting few months for rapper Macklemore, as he’s become a father to a baby girl and now there’s a brand new single called “Growing Up.”

The “Can’t Hold Us” hitmaker and his partner Ryan Lewis just released the track, and Macklemore posted a message to fans via Twitter.


Macklemore Comes Clean: I Relapsed On Marijuana and Sleeping Pills

Posted Tuesday July 28, 2015 1:24 PM GMT

Life as a massive pop music star is full of challenges, and Macklemore told Complex magazine that he fell prey to addiction last year, reviving his use of sleeping prescription drugs and marijuana.

The “Thrift Shop” rapper explained, “I held it together for a while. But, eventually, I stopped going to my 12-step meetings. I was burnt out. I was super-stressed. We weren’t sleeping – doing a show every day, zigzagging all over the country.”


Stork Alert: Macklemore & Tricia Davis Are Expecting!

Posted Monday January 5, 2015 11:43 AM GMT

He’s known for making platinum-selling pop songs and now Macklemore is getting into the babymaking business. The “Can’t Hold Us” rapper (real name Ben Haggerty) and his fiancée Tricia Davis announced that they’re pregnant in a Twitter post on Saturday (January 3).

Macklemore wrote, “Today the media speculated about some big news in our life, so we decided to share it with you ourselves… Love Ben & Tricia.”


Macklemore Repents for Anti-Semitic Getup

Posted Tuesday May 20, 2014 11:25 AM GMT

On Friday night (May 16) Macklemore wore a strange costume to his concert in Seattle, and some of his fans took offense as it appeared to them to be making fun of Jewish culture.

The “Thrift Shop” rapper issued an apology for his attire on Monday (May 19), explaining that he’s not anti-Semitic and never intended to hurt anyone’s feelings.


Ryan Lewis Reveals his Mother is HIV Positive

Posted Wednesday April 23, 2014 3:08 PM GMT

Speaking up for a cause close to his heart, Ryan Lewis announced that his mother, Julie Lewis, has been HIV positive for 30 years.

The singer spoke about the situation, which came about when Ms. Lewis gave birth to her daughter and needed a blood transfusion, as part of an announcement for an organization to advocate for affordable medical care.