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Last week, Ellen Degeneres got wind of Seattle rapper Macklemore’s supportive LGBT track “Same Love,” and a week later, he found himself performing on Ellen’s smash talk show for millions to witness. 

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Dressed in a pink button up, Macklemore recalled his confusion about homosexuality and the negative stereotypes that exhibit America’s less than tolerant behavior towards equality for all.  

DETAILS: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Debut At Number Two On Billboard

After his heartfelt performance, Ellen embraced Macklemore emotionally thanking him over and over again for taking a stance against homophobia and supporting the gay community.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ debut album, The Heist, landed at number two on the Billboard charts with a solid 78,000 copies sold.

The independently released album is currently available at a music retailer near you. 

Watch Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ heartfelt performance in the video above!