Grammy nominated performers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis surprised New York City bus passengers recently when they broke into an impromptu performance of their hit song Can’t Stop Us.
The duo, well known for their support of LGBT rights and marriage equality, have been nominated for seven Grammy awards for their album The Heist. Included on The Heist is the hit song Same Love which has become an anthem for marriage equality.
Same Love was written in response to Washington Referendum 74, a Washington state referendum to approve or reject the February 2012 bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. In addition to Referendum 74, Macklemore explained that the song was also written in response to rap music’s perceived acceptance of homophobia
"Misogyny and homophobia are the two acceptable means of oppression in hip hop culture. There needs to be some accountability. I think that as a society we're evolving and I think that hip hop has always been a representation of what's going on in the world right now," he said in 2012 when the song was released.
The cover artwork for the single shows a photograph of Macklemore's uncle, John Haggerty, and his partner, Sean.
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