A new Rolling Stone profile on Macklemore contains some interesting info about one of his recentpurchases. While touring the Seattle studio that the Mack built with Ryan Lewis, writer Jonah Weiner noticed a particularly odd piece of decor hanging on the thrift king’s wall,
On the ground floor is a recording room with a ton of audio gear, a wall of guitars and racks of outlandish garments spouting sequins, fringe and feathers. “Those are Ben’s [Ben Haggerty is Macklemore’s real name]” Lewis notes. There is a kitschy velvet painting of a bald eagle, an oil painting of Drake dancing and a transfixing rendition of a naked Justin Bieber with maple syrup pouring down his chest onto a pancake balanced on his boner.” Ben spent a lot of time buying weird stuff on Etsy,” Lewis says.
The painting in question, by artist Dan Lacey, is a doozey. It seems Dan was inspired by one of Bieber’s tweets from WAY BACK in 2010 and told Vulture that he was unaware Macklemore purchased the piece. He painted the image — which he calls the
“Bieber crotch pancake”
…well before the paparazzi photos of Bieber’s penis leaked, and that it represents what he’s coined the ‘Prescient Pancake’ phenomenon.
“To me, pancakes happen at a spiritual level, sometimes expressing themselves as eroticism.“
OKAAAY. That’s enough weirdness for one post. Hmmm, suddenly I feel like going to iHop.