I’m not trying to write this much about Macklemore, stories just keep happening. The guy is set to headline the Preakness with Pitbull this weekend and hung out onstage with the Oregon Duck LAST weekend. In two weekends he’ll be dating Kate Upton and winning a Most Beautiful Surfing Dog contest or whatever and we’ll never be rid of him.
Anyway, the reason we’re talking about him today is because he’s a loyal resident of Seattle, Washington, and as such, that makes him disdainful of the fine men and women of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Something about a pro basketball team being torn away moments before they became championship contenders, who can say for sure? So what happens when the NEW Sonics try to use the hit song of a guy who loves the OLD Sonics as their pre-game hype music?
You know Will.I.Am got on the phone the second this story broke and was all, “I’LL GIVE YOU BOOM BOOM POW ON CLEARANCE LET’S MAKE THIS HAPPEN.” And then he made robot noises, or whatever. Anyway, Seattle’s King 5 News was the first media outlet to report the beef, and their mention brought the story to the attention of another famous Seattle-area celebrity …
So now the Thunder production team has drawn the ire of a rapper AND a 6-10 German. This can’t end well for them.
For more on their friendship, here’s a clip of Macklemore jamming home an alley-oop from Detlef:
[h/t to Crossover Chronicles]