Macklemore discusses the Black Lives Matter movement while targeting acts such as Iggy Azalea and Miley Cyrus in his latest track, "White Privilege II." The single is a follow-up to "White Privilege" off his 2005 album The Language of My World, and sees a self-reflecting Macklemore analyzing his fans who support him because "all that negative [rap] stuff isn't cool...Even the protest outside – so sad and so dumb / If a cop pulls you over, it's your fault if you run." "Huh?," Macklemore responds back. In the second verse the songwriter directs his attention towards White artists who've used Black culture to their advantage, rapping "You've exploited and stolen the music, the moment / The magic, the passion, the fashion, you toy with / The culture was never yours to make better /You're Miley, you're Elvis, you're Iggy Azalea." He continues to piece together voices of activists over the eight-minute, Ryan Lewis-produced track, closing with a Jamila Woods on the outro singing "Your silence is a luxury, hip-hop is not a luxury / What I got for me, it is for me / Why we may, we may to set us free."
The track caught the attention of Azalea during a Twitter chat with her fans. Iggy stated if those were his true feelings than he shouldn't have held "friendly convos" with her over the past few years. Check out her full response and listen to "White Privilege II" above.