Macklemore's distasteful toilet rant on Instagram

Men ought to respect "the basin that our queens sit on," says the rapper



Daniel D'Addario
March 12, 2014 10:00PM (UTC)

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:

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"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.


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