A gossip blog run by self-professed “urban celebrity guru” Jacky Jasper is making unsubstantiated and outrageous claims today that celebrated gay ally and recent four-time Grammy winner Macklemore turned tricks as a Seattle-based male escort before making it big.
In a blog post beginning with “Yo!!!”, Jasper claims an unnamed source told him Macklemore (real name Ben Haggerty) “isn’t 100% straight” and used to pay for studio time by working as a male escort. There’s no further evidence to back up his claim, and it seems strange that the several gay men who were allegedly having sex with Macklemore haven’t yet come forward.
It’s also probably not a coincidence that this “news” suddenly surfaced a day after Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won a Grammy for Best Rap Album, which Macklemore said he didn’t deserve in an apologetic Instagram post to fellow nominee Kendrick Lamar. After scrolling through the hateful comments on Jasper’s blog post, it’s obvious his readers were rooting for Lamar.
These jealous queens are thirsty!
In other news, Macklemore—who is engaged to his girlfriend of seven years—appeared on Ellen yesterday to discuss the emotional mass same-sex marriage ceremony he hosted at the Grammys on Sunday night. “It just gives me goosebumps to think about it,” he said. “To watch the Staples Center kind of erupt and stand up and participate in that ceremony, it was magical.”
Watch it here: