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Macklemore received a ton of controversy when he mentioned that he was planning on performing ‘Same Love’ at his NRL performance, an equivalent to United States’ Super Bowl Half Time show. During this time, there was a huge campaign against the legalization of gay marriage, which was supported by ex-prime minister, Tony Abbott.
Macklemore revealed that he feared for his safety after receiving a ton of death threats before his performance at the NRL show and being a target by the Vote No campaign.
When Macklemore took over Power 106, he revealed that he had a ton of “angry, old white dudes” after him for wanting to perform his hit song ‘Same Love’.
The day of the performance, Macklemore’s song ‘Same Love’ rose to the top of the charts once again to number one in Australia. After election day, gay marriage was legalized after an overwhelming vote.
.@macklemore talks about his upcoming performance at Australia’s @NRL and the controversy about him performing “Same Love” #TheCruzShow pic.twitter.com/CaAQ6iEh6i
— The Cruz Show (@TheCruzShow) September 27, 2017