Overnight hitmaker Macklemore has cleared the air on reports and speculation which suggest he may have quietly gotten married on the sly.
Despite donning some eye-catching apparel on his ring finger, Mack said the wedding bells have not yet rung.
Macklemore has had a pretty busy year to say the least. So did he actually find time to walk down the aisle with fiancée Tricia Davis? After all, the rapper has recently been spotted wearing a gold ring on that finger. Who better to ask than the man himself, right? E! News did just that when Macklemore attended the 2014 Grammy nominations concert with music partner Ryan Lewis in Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 6. “Not yet,” the 30-year-old artist replied when the topic of tying the knot came up. “Engaged.” He added, “We gotta take some time off and then we’ll get married.” (E! Online)
The West Coast hip-hop artist also discussed making headlines with massive Grammy Awards nominations for next month’s ceremony.
Meanwhile, Macklemore and Lewis are clearly excited about heading into music’s biggest night with multiple nominations. “It is hard to put into words. It is the peak of what you strive for as a musician,” Macklemore told E! News. “It’s almost unattainable in your mind. It’s all very, very surreal.” The duo-with-a-message are up for Album of the Year for The Heist as well as Song of the Year for “Same Love,” Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for “Thrift Shop” and Best Music Video for “Can’t Hold Us.” (E! Online)
Although rap mogul Jay Z leads all nominees, Macklemore does not trail far behind with seven nods.
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations. Macklemore and Lewis’ gay marriage anthem ”Same Love” was among song of the year nominees and the Seattle rap crew joined Los Angeles rapper Lamar with seven nominations apiece, including best album and best new artist of the year. Pharrell Williams had four major nominations among his seven and Justin Timberlake also had seven. (Boston)
During his “American Music Awards” acceptance speech last month, Mack quoted iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and paid homage to slain teenager Trayvon Martin.
“Due to the fact that we are in Florida tonight accepting this award I want to acknowledge Trayvon Martin and the hundreds and hundreds of kids each year that are dying due to racial profiling and the violence that follows it,” he said. “This is really happening. These are our friends, our neighbors, our peers and our fans, and it’s time that we look out for the youth and fight against racism and the laws that protect it.” Florida became a focal point after Martin’s killer was freed under the state’s stand your ground law. It was the first win of the night for Macklemore and Lewis, whose album “The Heist” has been an unexpected hit and made them the AMA’s top nominees with six. (NBC Bay Area)
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