Macklemore strikes me as the kind of guy who works at Dave & Busters to sell his home made rap CDs and pay for his tuition for his junior college certificate in medical billing/coding. Not to mention that he also drives his dad’s used Corvette and that he buys his girlfriend clothes from the clearance rack at Ross.
I think it’s so fucked up how just because Azealia Banks gave an opinion on Lady Gaga’s similar use of mermaid motifs that Gaga allows her fans to “defend” her by calling Azealia racist slurs like wow Lady Gaga used to be against bullying and shit and now she basically enables it
Lady Gaga definitely got the inspiration for “Born This Way” from the legendary House song “I Was Born This Way” by Carl Bean. His song was about gay liberation and being comfortable with himself no matter what others thought and if you compare the lyrics it’s so evident that she did take huge inspiration, if not even copying the song’s baseline, from his work:
everybody thinks her sound is so brand new like no she borrows so much from everybody but oh well since she’s such an “icon” now nobody will defend my point. I get so tired of her appropriation and stealing that I’ve lost all faith in her to be original. Even Grace Jones and Madonna have publicly called her out on her flagrant copying.