Before Madonna confirmed reports of her performance, some fans figured that she would join Beyonce, up for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, for a mash-up of “Justify My Love” and its Beyonce descendent “Haunted.” (The two could have even interpolated Jay Z‘s “Justify My Thug,” perhaps the strangest proof of Madonna’s enduring legacy, ever.) A “Same Love” team-up makes sense, though.
Released July 2012, “Same Love” was presented as an anthem when Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed it on its TV debut months later, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show no less (below). (“No other artist in hip-hop history have ever taken a stance in marriage equality the way they have,” DeGeneres said.) Madonna’s been just as outspoken, while presenting at the annual GLAAD Awards and protesting California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.
Are you excited to see Madonna team up with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at the Grammys? Weigh in at the comments below, or on Facebook and Twitter. (Meanwhile, someone, anyone — please get on that “Justify My Love”/”Thug”/”Haunted” mash-up, now.)
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