On Friday, Macklemore made a surprise appearance at an event at Seattle’s Experience Music Project Museum, but things didn't go so smoothly for the rapper following his set. Macklemore showed up in disguise so the audience wouldn't know it was him, but after seeing photos of the performance, many people were quick to point out that Macklemore's costume seemed to be a caricature of Jewish stereotypes. Now, Macklemore has responded to the controversy via Twitter and claims that any ideas people got from his look were simply coincidence.
Macklemore wrote, "A fake witches nose, wig, and beard = random costume. Not my idea of a stereotype of anybody."
Of course, we'll never know for sure if Macklemore is just covering up for the decision now and he really was going for some sort of a joke with his disguise or if the whole thing was completely unintentional.
From his Twitter followers, Macklemore has received a mix response to his explanation. One, @ExanderLaForgia, wrote, "you don't have to defend yourself constantly to all these judgmental people. Just do the good you. #peace." While on the other end of the spectrum, @FanSince09, isn't so sure the "random costume" excuse is believable. He wrote, "also how are you Captain Social Justice but you don't know like hundreds of years of stereotype?"
Check out Macklemore at the event for yourself below: