Macklemore Describes ScHoolboy Q's Reaction To "Same Love"

posted Wednesday August 21 ,2013 at 03:00PM CDT | 111 comments

Macklemore Describes ScHoolboy Q's Reaction To

Macklemore says he feared rappers' responses to "Same Love," describes the reaction he got from TDE's ScHoolboy Q regarding the song and discusses the importance of gay rights.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' The Heist produced three singles that were successful on Top 40 radio. One of the three songs, 'Same Love,' a cut about gay rights, made Macklemore wonder how it would impact his status in Hip Hop. 

"Am I scared that people in Hip Hop aren't going to want to collaborate?" Macklemore says in an interview on CRWN presented by MySpace. "Kinda, yeah, I am. Will people think that I'm gay? They still do. You type in 'Macklemore' in Google, and you start typing 'Macklemore' and it immediately auto-corrects to, 'Is Macklemore gay?' But you know what? That's not important to me. I can honestly care less. What's important to me is something much bigger than how I'm perceived and who might or might not want to make a record. If people are really not wanting to get on a record with me because of that, we weren't meant to make music together. This is something that I believe in. This is something I'm willing to put out there."

Before the song was released, Macklemore says he feared ScHoolboy Q's response to the track. ScHoolboy Q is a guest on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' The Heist, which also features "Same Love."

"We had 'Same Love,' and I remember ScHoolboy Q coming to the studio," Macklemore says. "Q's kind of a gangsta rapper. He's not really but he kinda is. He's...He kinda is. I remember being like, 'If Q hears this, he's not gonna want to get on a record. I'm not gonna play this for Q.' And I didn't play it for Q. But it's funny because I'm like, 'Eventually, Q's obviously gonna hear this,' and he always texts me and shit, pictures of hearts with '#samelove.'" 

The song, which features commentary about Hip Hop's perception of the gay community, is one that Macklemore says he is particularly proud of.  

"The fact that it's a song that is played on mainstream radio in America means that it is creating a dialogue," Macklemore says. "People are hearing the lyrics to this song about marriage equality. Whether you agree with it or you don't agree with it, you are forced, until you turn that radio dial, to listen to it. Hopefully that leads to conversation. Hopefully that leads to dialogue. With that, I believe that change occurs. 'Thrift Shop' and 'Can't Hold Us' were the catalysts and then 'Same Love,' which is, to me, in my heart, the most important song that I've ever written, got embraced by the masses." 

Macklemore's interview can be viewed below. 

ScHoolboy Q's appearance on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' The Heist was followed by Macklemore's cameo in ScHoolboy's "Collard Greens" video, which can be seen below. Q has also been complimentary towards Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. In an interview recently, Q said Macklemore & Ryan Lewis should beat Kendrick Lamar at the upcoming MTV VMAs.  

RELATED: ScHoolboy Q Says Macklemore Should Beat Kendrick Lamar At MTV VMAs

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  • heckbenz
    I Cant Tell These Niggaz To Suck My Dick, They Might Suck It (Dmx Voice) lol
  • Sensai
    easy to accept that people can be born serial killers & predisposed to murder but not born gay ...... if u gon stand there and judge someone's lifestyle @ least be perfect yourself ..... 99% of hip-hop artist like to call people gay fags does that mean that 99% of hip-hop artist don't kiss men, dress suspect or are straight?
  • Chris
    I... DON'T...CARE...
    • Anonymous
      You cared enough to comment.
  • xx009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9ZcZpk7SdA
  • xx009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPBKtyE0X9U
  • ScHoolboy Q
    Macklemore keep sucking that cock faggot
  • John
    It's funny how black people hate gay rights, but 40 years ago forget their race was in the same place. Do your homework.
    • G
      You a gay bitch
    • eazy
      I hate how fucks like you compare civil rights to faggotry. They are not the same rights u fuck I don't care what being gay is not the same as being black u ignorant piece of shit.
    • gayrights
      Being gay is a civil right, dumb ass homophobic. You also thinks men have more rights then women? Your grandparents would be ashamed
    • eazy
      I'm not homophobic yall can fuck each other in the bum just don't compare it to being black u fuckin faggots. I dont care if it is a civil right it's not the same level of oppression fuck boi.
    • Young Guwop
      Shut cha ignorant ass hell. Black people cannot hide their skin tone. Gay people can blend in with the masses unless flaming or butch. Go read a book young White kid.
    • Don Pasquale
      Last I heard, gay wasn't a "race". Gay people comparing their struggles to African Americans is one of the dumbest analogies I've ever heard. & Fuck Macklemore too, sure his motives for putting out some pro-gay Hip Hop song were more about a gimmick to make money & gain exposure, much like his stupid ass thrift store shit
  • ContrabandProductions
    I am in no way a big advocate for gay rights, but I don't see why everybody is making such a big deal out of this now. I mean, we accept Lil Wayne.... right?
  • ok
    The homosexual agenda continues. Gay rights? No they are not important. All the things going on in the world today and gay rights are still being thrown around? Who cares. If thats what they do, then do it behind closed doors like straight people. Gay rights are a joke. You deserve nothing more than straights, and you dont deserve to marry. So you can have kids and act like you concieved them? Stop poisoning hip hop and children. Sick times we live in. I dont support this HEIST. MAN UP. And Mackelmore is just a nut.
    • Kayo
      Your ignorance is wats wrong here mate. Grow up, you're more of a faggot than proper faggots
    • Ihatedouchebags
      Wow what a fucking douche bag.
  • everyone is equal
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    • mark
      Bitch ass gay nigga stfu!!!!!
    • Anonymous
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  • luuuc
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    • Steve
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  • reverend tony giwah
    macklemore probably has lots of people in his family thats gay. i dont know why he would defend a sin like this otherwise. homosexuals go to hell.
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  • Anonymous
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  • Cadda
    A lot of hip-hop fans are backwards as hell... Not a fan of ScHoolboy Q but props to him.
  • duane
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  • Crip4Life
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  • Anonymous
    How can duds hate,when cats love talking about how real they are and how much they been in jail, like there's no rapper that took it in the ass in jail or fucked some dude in jail. Plenty of gay shit going on in jail but that don't count.
    • Anonymous
      True
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