Apparently “white privilege” didn’t prevent this white rapper from profiteering from “black” music!
According to Western Free Press, a white rapper is upset about his own white privilege.
Macklemore is the stage name of a white rapper from Seattle named Ben Haggerty. He and his publicists are currently trying to convince the hip-hop press and the music media to notice the greatness of his new nine-minute song “White Privilege II.”
The entertainment industry’s white self-flagellation has entered a new phase. Actually, this is a regular part of the Macklemore routine, presenting himself as a guilty white dude transgressing on black cultural territory. When he won a Grammy in 2014 for his hit “Thrift Shop,” he sent a text message to black rapper Kendrick Lamar: “You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have,” which he then posted to his Instagram account. “It’s weird and sucks that I robbed you.”
This matches the lyrics to his first “White Privilege” song. He asked: “Where’s my place in a music that’s been taken by my race? Culturally appropriated by the white face? He added: “we still owe ’em 40 acres / now we’ve stolen their 16 bars.”
Which apparently is OK when he does it.
What Macklemore is doing is a typical Leftist tactic, and that is to admit his issue publicly so that he can continue to profit from it. By admitting his “white privilege,” he can now gain sympathy for it.
As Western Free Press continues,
In 2013, he denounced his white fans in Rolling Stone, just as he does in the new song, that parents find him “safe enough for the kids,” when they would never find a black rapper to make “safe” music. Nonsense. How insulting to black rappers (and black parents) that blacks can’t make “safe” music for kids.
Earth to Macklemore: white kids have been listening to hip hop LONG before he came on the scene, and began stealing black culture.
Don’t expect Macklemore to stop cashing the checks, or to donate any of this newfound booty to poor black people, but he will keep doing media to remind those willing to listen of his guilty pleasure.
Such is the REAL white privilege…of Liberalism.