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

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


  • 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?

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  • 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.

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • everyone is equal

    Fuckin homophobic American Christians, you still live in the Middle Ages. If you're black (I am absolutely no racist, just a example) and you discriminated against gay people you are so fuckin hypocrite. You live in the same situation, help eachother instead of hate eachother. Greets from Amsterdam

    • Anonymous

      1. You can hide being gay, you can't hide being Black. If you're white trying to get a bank loan, they don't ask you if you're gay to determine eligibility. If you're Black, you either get steered to a bum deal loan or down right turned away even if your finances are in order. That's not the same discrimination, plus being gay never came up for the Black. The reality is it's probably a gay white man turning down the Black for the loan. You go think about that one real hard. 2. You're in Amsterdam, what would you know about the Black American community for say, the last 50 years? A lot of us know gays, lived around them mostly all our lives. Plenty of bisexual women around, know about trannies (famous ones are Sylvester and RuPaul). We see them, and let them know "do you, but I ain't gay" so they don't hit on you. Simple. Especially in an area like NYC with 9m around, you can see a bum, thief, whore, clown, thug, working man & woman, family, beggar, celebrity, cop, diplomat, gay people, drunk people, high people, all in 20 minutes on a train ride. Would YOU care who's gay? YOUR problem if you do. A lot of you show me when your thoughts become words that you live secluded lives, and it's no wonder you are so emotional, you're actually just getting your first experiences on how the real world is. The truth is, we've BEEN off that. That's THEM who need to be TOLERANT.

    • mark

      Bitch ass gay nigga stfu!!!!!

  • luuuc

    Gay people > homophobic moron rap fans who think being gay is a sin Gay people > So-called christians who are an embarrassment to religion This is a nice hip hop website but unfortunately the comments section is a magnet for backward-ass ignorant retards.

  • 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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  • Lil Wayne

    Me and my Daddy about to get married and come out to the world baby...YMCMB buttfuckin' all day babayyyy!!!!!Cash money,suckin' dicks and cashin checks!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    hiv spreading buttfuckers need no rights, fuck wacklemore the faggot lover

  • Cadda

    A lot of hip-hop fans are backwards as hell... Not a fan of ScHoolboy Q but props to him.

  • duane

    macklemore! standing up for whats right. whether it be thrifty shopping. gay rights. independent music hustle! LOVE HIM!

  • Crip4Life

    macklemore only sold records to the little 12 year hoes and whiteboys. fuck em all. also, FUCK ja rule, FUCK 50 cent, FUCK lil wayne, FUCK soulja boy, FUCK the WHOLE mainstream and radio MUTHAFUCK em all. underground n old school until da real mainstream shit be back like da 80s-90s. westside, MOB, bay to LA!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      I agree with everything you said except for the whiteboy shit. Im a whiteboy and I DO NOT promote this shit! You wanna hear REAL WHITEBOY's check out Rittz and Yeller!!

  • 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

    All the gay bashing comments make me sick. I'm not gay but let people live their lives without mocking them for something they can't help.

  • nikki mixon

    I love hip hop and Im also in a same sex relationship Im glad to see the two come together in a positve light.....Tired of all these song about poppin mollies and purple drank thats the shit we need to stop.....the rappers that praise drug abuse are perceived in a more positve light SMH but its ok for the kids to listen to that

  • fuck faggots

    faglemoore are fucking faggots like frank homocean and tyler the faggot creator, all the anonymous and hhdx staff. Fucking faggots

  • drake runs rap

    why are these pop faggots making the news post some more real rap articles about drake

  • Anonymous

    where the fuck royce at

  • Anonymous

    everyone need to give bad meets evil another chance i want another album ,,fuck that lighters song tho bad meets evil > Watch the throne

  • Anonymous

    You get no props in Hip-Hop like feminine men

  • nfdjnfjn

    Good on Macklemore. The same people discriminating about gays are the first ones to get made when their discrimanted against for example. You wouldnt like it, so what makes it right for you to do it to gay people? They didnt chose to be gay, just like you didnt choose your gender or race. We've come along way, but theres a lng way to go to educate you narrow minded ignorant people, esp in hip hop. So once again good on you Macklemore. Insert *Nigga you gay comments here*

  • One

    I don't care what he puts out. If he wants to talk about gay rights, let him. I'm no fan of him but I think he wants more fans. What better than gay ones? At least they buy the CD.

  • imho

    not that i have an issue w the msg. but if your not gay..why?

  • Anonymous

    smh... somebody kill this fool already

  • Kevin

    Fuck gay people yall going to hell!!!!!!

  • ...

    It's one thing to support gay people, but Macklemore is a fag for getting rich off of it.

  • MrCocky

    Macklemore is wack as hell. Lil suburban white kids are the ones buyin his BS album.

  • respect

    Macklemore is brave for puting out that song, i totally respect it, theres too much hATE in hiphop, also macklemore is engaged to hot blonde chick, fuck you cunts are shallow minded uneducated hiphop fan wannabees, Macklemore could run rings round most new mc's on the mic. Wake the fuck up you insecure homophobic cunts, its 2014 !!!!!!!!!!

  • yeaaahh

    The world is full of hypocrites! The same dudes who get all excited when they see lesbians all over each other will turn right around and bash gay men. Smh, ignorance at its finest. Much respect to Macklemore for seeing past the hate and wanting equality. He's also a dope lyricist but you internet thuggin' hip hop heads won't admit it.

    • Anonymous

      wouldn't really call him a lyricist but he aint wack

    • Anonymous

      cause we fantazize about fucking them both at the same two men...fuckin each other in their shit holes is just FUCKING GROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • shhhiiit

      shhiiit! nigga! two women together is a beautiful,,thing with me in between them lolol,,,

  • Macklemore

    I am a fucking fag.

  • this man can spit!!!!!!!!!

    aand i cannt changeee evennn if i triedddddddddd

  • stanilasc12

    i knew it that this dude is a closet faggot, no wonder he make music like same love



    • ButteryNugs

      Indoctrination at it's finest folks.

    • Anonymous

      There is no proof whether or not you choose to be gay or not. Therefor anyone has the right to believe either side. I for one agree that these messages are poisoning the minds of the youth and do not want it to be played. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the song because someone who wants equality is doing something, if nothing else, productive. I believe being gay is just as bad as killing someone or as bad as stealing. Any of these things will take you to the same place...Hell

    • Anonymous

      I feel really bad for you man, it must be terrible to be that unhappy and have that much hate inside of you. Nobody chose to be gay, just as no one chose their ethnic heritage. It's not like more people are becoming gay because it's becoming more socially acceptable, they are just more comfortable expressing who they are in this day and age. Similarly, you weren't born to hate people who are gay, but somewhere a long the way you were conditioned to do so which is unfortunate. I hope we live long enough as a civilization to finally see the day where most everything is scientifically and mathematically indisputable..then those who disagree with facts will finally be viewed as psychotic in the eyes of anyone with a brain.

    • EXCEL

      AGREED...This is the new Babylon we're living in

    • rich

      You spelled "sad" wrong.

  • Anonymous

    As I expected, haters are out in full force. Fuck them. I respect Macklemore for doing Same Love. It takes a lot of balls to make a record that took risks like this one did.

    • Ja Rule Army

      Nigga? Anon is a white boy from the suburbs. Why you think he condoning this fuckery



  • Anonymous

    Slaughterhouse - Lyrical Murderers

  • Anonymous

    macklemore loves the cock. schoolboy queer and black hippy. gay rap.

  • reggie

    wow i loved that write up and they clearly have so much love and respect for each other, wish there was more of that in this world. The world needs it.

  • Anonymous

    macklemore is a faggot. fuck him and his stupid ass name

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