Macklemore Recognizes Racial Injustice In Speech

    November 25, 2013

Music duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis wowed the crowd Sunday night at the AMAs when they accepted the award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop album. The pair’s album, entitled, The Heist, was released on October 9, 2012.

Due to their schedule, which included a a stop in Miami during the AMAs, the artists’ accepted their award by satellite.

In his now-famous acceptance speech, Macklemore began with the Martin Luther King, Jr. quote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere…”

After his opening, Macklemore went on to comment on both Trayvon Martin and the trial of his killer, George Zimmerman.

Main image courtesy @TheAMAs via Twitter