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from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Ft. Macklemore & Mary Lambert) – Same Love Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Actually, the rapper had four uncles who he called “hella gay”

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The rapper grew up around gays and lesbians. A profile in Out broke it down:

Both he and Lewis grew up surrounded by gay adults. Lewis’s uncle is gay and has been living with HIV for 30 years. “Growing up with a gay uncle and having him be a huge part of our family — I don’t think my parents’ outlook would be the same if it weren’t for him,” Lewis says. “He’s had a strong influence on us throughout the years.” Macklemore was raised in Capitol Hill, a liberal, gay-friendly district of Seattle. The men closest to him — his uncle Johnny and his godfather — are gay. “Where I grew up, there were huge gay pride parades less than a mile away from me,” Macklemore says. “My dad’s best friend was gay. My barber was gay. My uncles owned this restaurant that was a huge magnet for the gay community. My whole upbringing was around gay people.”

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