Macklemore & Ryan Lewis may be working separately for the time being — Macklemore’s solo album, Gemini, just came out, and Lewis is busying himself with production projects (he produced/co-wrote Kesha’s comeback single, “Praying”) and his own music — but the two are still best buddies, as evidenced by their adorable rapport while record shopping at Denver’s Wax Trax store. It’s a bond they’ve shared since meeting on Myspace in 2006, after which Lewis became the rapper’s photographer and, later, his artistic partner. “We had nothing in common at that time,” admits Macklemore (real name: Ben Haggerty) with a laugh.
Macklemore performs during the MTV EMA awards at the Assago forum in Milan, Italy, October 25, 2015 (Reuters) PhunkeeDucks, the moon, the Biebs – the 2015 MTV EMAs in Milan had it all. From Macklemore’s sky-high opener to Pharrell's closer, here are all the performances from the MTV European Music Awards ranked from our least to most favorite. 10. Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do” Singing from within a diamond apparatus that unfolded like a flower, Ellie Goulding subtly divorced her 50 Shades of Grey hit from its S&M subject matter and gave it an elegant, classy vibe. Still, we would have preferred to see her do “On My Mind” – we’ve had “Love Me Like You Do” for a while and we’re ready to move on. 9.
As protestors took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury revealed they would not pursue charges against police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, many artists reacted to the news via Twitter, and some musicians took part in the protests.