Like little stars.
Macklemore’s Instagram account last made news when the rapper used it to publicly apologize to Kendrick Lamar for winning Grammys. Many found Macklemore’s use of the social medium to air a private message distasteful. Here’s hoping they unfollowed, because this would turn anyone’s stomach.
The rapper published to Instagram a short video depicting a recently used toilet and soundtracked by an a cappella rap (of sorts …) about best practices for men who urinate in public facilities. Those with sensitive stomachs are advised not to watch, and to stop reading before this excerpt from the lengthy caption:
“ITS TIME THAT US MEN STARTED RESPECTING TO THE BASIN THAT OUR QUEENS SIT ON! LETS RAISE THE NEXT GENERATION TO HAVE BETTER AIM SO WOMEN DONT HAVE TO PEE & POOP ON OUR PEE!…and IM NOT TRYING TO POOP ON YOUR PEE EITHER!”
Leaving aside the strange patronization of “our queens,” this may well be a worthy sentiment, one imagines (?), if not exactly the sort that one wants to encounter on Instagram. If anyone was shocked that Macklemore, who uses a strange, faux-Jamaican accent in his video, has evoked ire for defeating more serious-minded folks like Lamar and Drake at the Grammys, that ought to end now.
Daniel D'Addario is a staff reporter for Salon's entertainment section. Follow him on Twitter @DPD_More Daniel D'Addario.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.