AceShowbiz - Macklemore is known for being an anti-Donald Trump supporter, and he made it even clear how he felt toward the President at his sold out concert in Tempe, Arizona on October 14. In a video that is posted on YouTube, the "Thrift Shop" rapper is seen going around the stage as he leads the crowd in chanting "F**k Donald Trump!" during his "FTD (F**k Donald Trump) Pt. 2" performance.
"Now, we protest when we see the tour bus/ Too scare to get out, that's why the door is shut/ You politics are like Starburst pack," he spits his line after the chant. The cheers get louder when Macklemore continues, "Nobody f**ks with the orange one."
One of the concertgoers, Vanessa Richards, told Fox News that the 34-year-old rapper gave a great and moving speech about inclusiveness, kindness, immigration and acceptance during the concert. Richards said that Macklemore told the crowd, "Everyone should be welcome here no matter which side of the 'line' you stood on. We should be welcoming and encouraging everyone to live the American Dream."
Richards also revealed that the "F**k Donald Trump" chant was one of the louder parts of the concert and nobody seemed to disagree with the chant. "You didn't hear any boos or anything," the concertgoer stated. Richards added that almost the entire crowd held up their middle fingers with Macklemore during the performance.
After Trump was elected as the new president in November 2016, the "Can't Hold Us" rapper posted a picture of his sleeping daughter on Instagram and revealed how he felt toward the result.
"I am disappointed, shocked and shaken at my core by what has transpired tonight," he wrote. "I had a sick feeling in my gut, riddled with anxiety as the polls started coming in. After hours of a growing pit in my stomach, it was over."
I am disappointed, shocked and shaken at my core by what has transpired tonight. I gathered around the TV with my family and loved ones, ready to celebrate history being made. My daughter had this little blue dress on. I was ready to pop the Martinelli's and hold her, watching Hilary Clinton become the first female president of the United States of America. But...It didn't happen. I had a sick feeling in my gut, riddled with anxiety as the polls started coming in. After hours of a growing pit in my stomach, it was over. I left the TV, grabbed my daughter and took her to bed. But now, as I'm laying next to my her as she sleeps, I remember. Remember what I have control over and what I don't. I don't have control over Donald Trump becoming president. That has been decided. But what I do have control over is where I go from here. I will teach my daughter to love. All people, regardless of the color of their skin, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or where their birth certificate says they're from. I will teach her how important it is to be an advocate for humanity. Not just the portion of humanity that benefits her. I will teach her non violent communication. That in the face of hatred we must love each other even harder. Not give in. Not get discouraged or feel like our progress in the past is void. Keeping fighting for all of us, with an emphasis on those that and have been the most affected by systemic oppression. I will teach her that when she is silent during moments of injustice, she is siding with the oppressor. I will teach her that walls divide people, and by their nature cannot bring us closer. And that just because someone holds the most powerful position in the world, does not make that person right, just or fair. Donald Trump is not raising my daughter. I am. I get to encourage and nurture her to be who she wants to be. Teach her that her voice and actions can change the world. Teach her that she can do anything that a man can do. And one day, even become president of the United States of America. I have work to do. It starts now. And that work is the only thing bringing me peace at the moment
Macklemore was not the first rapper who led crowd in an anti-Trump chant. On August 26, Eminem shared his hatred toward Trump during his performance at 2017 Reading Festival, which led the Detroit rapper to start a similar chant by saying, "When I say F**k, you say Trump."