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Macklemore MTV VMA Same Love

Gaga gaga-ed, Miley twerked,  Robin Thicke humped the air, Kevin Hart bombed, and NSYNC reunited sans walkers last night at the MYV Music Video Awards.  But one of the best moments of of the night was when gay friendly rapper Macklemore & Ryan Lewis top winners last night, accepted their awards for best hip-hop video and best cinematography for “Can’t Hold Us,” and best video with a social message for “Same Love.” which they performed with Mary Lambert and Jennifer Hudson in a show-stopping moment.

Macklemore gave an impassioned speech about equality when he accepted the award for “Same Love”:

“I’ll be honest, I really wanted to win the Best Rap Video, but this Moonman right here stands for a lot more. I’ve been writing songs, since I was like 15 years old and out of every single song I have ever written, this is the most important record out of all of them. To watch this song, in the last year, spread across the world is a testament to what is happening right now in America on the forefront of equality. Gay rights are human rights, there is no separation.”

Watch the video below. (Sorry about the quality)

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