MTV Likes: Macklemore 'Same Love'
Every Thursday afternoon the MTV Music brains trust sits down to pick the best new video of the week, the 'MTV Likes' as we like to call it, to be featured across all MTV's platforms. The only criteria is that it's a brand new release, no older than a few days, except for this week, when we dwelled into the archive to celebrate the #loveislove movement, and to encourage everyone, yet again, to vote YES! Ladies and gentlemen, your MTV Likes is none other than Macklemore’s 2013 hit ‘Same Love’.
In case you’ve missed all the controversy, Macklemore is set to perform ‘Same Love’, amongst his other hits, at the NRL Grand Final this Sunday. Which seems like a no-brainer seeing as Australia is in the midst of the postal vote on marriage equality. While this decision seems like a sign from the heavens, not everyone agrees and the rapper has received “a lot of tweets from angry old white dudes in Australia" as well as petition from former NRL player Tony Wall to ban the performance of the song. Alas, love always wins and ‘Same Love’ shot to #1 on iTunes overnight and we couldn’t be prouder!
Macklemore celebrated the song's meteoric ascent on Twitter:
Yesterday someone started a petition in Australia to ban me from playing Same Love at the #NRLGF. Today its #1 on iTunes. Love is winning ❤️
— GEMINI (@macklemore) September 28, 2017
All eyes are on Macklemore this Sunday as he performs 'Same Love' but in case you need a reminder, here it is #loveislove
- Andrea Gavrilovic