Macklemore popped up on Chelsea Handler's Netflix show. Right off of the bat, she made him uncomfortable by asking him why there aren't more white rappers.
'I think that there's a lot of white rappers. There's a lot of us. There's not a lot of great ones," Macklemore said.Handler then wondered if he and Eminem were the only great white rappers.
There's definitely more than that ... it takes a lot. ... This is a tough question. I don't know," Macklemore stammered.Later she asked him a question he was more comfortable with: What's the difference between rap and Hip Hop?
“Rap is something that you do. Hip-Hop is something that you live. That would be from a purist Hip-Hop standpoint. Rap is an element of the culture," Macklemore said, acknowledging he probably stole the answer from KRS-One.Do you agree with Mack on rap vs. Hip Hop and white rappers? Check the segment below.
[Related: Macklemore says talking about white supremacy hurt his sales.]