News: Method Man Rips Macklemore: "I Started That Sh*t! That's My Sh*t!" [Video]
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 12:15PM
New footage of Method Man publicly calling out West Coast rapper Macklemore has sprouted online and shows the Wu-Tang Clan member blasting him during a live Colorado concert.
In the video clip, Meth is shown standing alongside partner in rhymes Redman as he goes after Mack for allegedly stealing one of his signature on-stage concert moves.
"The reason why I brought the music down -- I was watching MTV not too long ago and there was a rapper on stage. This motherf*cker had a lot of energy. I was really, really enjoying his performance," Mef told the crowd. "I think his name was Macklemore. Don't get me wrong, that motherf*cker can rhyme. But as I'm watching his performance, I see this motherf*cker do something that just pissed me off. He tried to actually walk on top of the crowd's hands. I started that sh*t! That's my sh*t!" (WeedMaps.TV)
He also told the crowd not to show Mack any love if he tries to do his move at one of their future shows.
"Don't get me wrong. When Macklemore comes to your city, y'all show him all the love that y'all showed Red and Mef," he added. "But if that motherf*cker tries to do my walk on the crowd thing, I want Denver, Colorado to drop his a** like a bad habit." (WeedMaps.TV)
No stranger to defending himself, the West Coast hip-hop artist came forward last winter over sell-out accusations.
"In my stripped down definition, selling out is compromising your artistic integrity for money/fame. In my heart I can tell you that my personal artistic integrity remained completely intact over the weekend. TNT used our song. They're still my words. They picked the parts that fit their ad campaign, and visually matched it to us performing, threw in a highlight reel of crazy dunks and had a bunch of kids singing the hook in a gym. Word. I'm all for that. If you take away the consumerism cautionary core of Wings, a story still remains. And that story is one that I'm still proud of, and it's dope to me that it's relatable enough for TNT to want to use it." (Macklemore)
Along with a music-selling ability, Mack expanded his profile after taking part in last February's NBA All-Star festivities.
Things just keep getting better for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. After years of groundwork, the duo scored big with their album, The Heist, and #1 Hot 100 single "Thrift Shop," which recently reached double platinum status. Now, they unveil a revamped set of visuals for album standout "Wing$" that will serve as the spot for this year's NBA All-Star game. In the video Macklemore and Ryan Lewis sport their western conference and eastern conference All-Star jerseys, as the Seattle MC spits emphatically about dreaming to be like Mike (Jordan) and the false sense of security created by the sneakers he sported to do so. They are joined by a youth choir, who sing a heartfelt chorus on the inspirational song. Clips of Blake Griffin, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and the rest of this year's NBA All-Stars are integrated throughout the visual. (HHW)
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