I want to say this surprises me, but it doesn’t. Macklemore really seems like the sort of person who’s number one priority is convincing you just how “weird” and “outlandish” he is. In a profile for Rolling Stone (via Vulture) we get a look into Mack’s studio and the oh so funky stuff he keeps in there, presumably for inspiration. Amongst these things is a painting of Justin Bieber. Naked. With a pancake on his dick. With maple syrup dripping down his body. And it was purchased on Etsy.
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 [Haggerty, Macklemore’s real name]’s,” 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 takes the word horrific to a whole new level for me. The giant titties, the attention to detail on the pubes, all of it just makes me feel like I might never smile again. The artist – “artist” – who painted this abomination, Dan Lacey, reached out to Vulture and said that “it represents what he’s coined the ‘Prescient Pancake’ phenomenon. ‘To me, pancakes happen at a spiritual level,’ he explains, ‘sometimes expressing themselves as eroticism.'” I have no idea what any of that gibberish means but what I do know is that my weekend has been ruined because I’ve seen this mess. Goodbye, cruel world!
Check out the NSFW full pic after the jump. I don’t know if NSFW is the correct term – why? seems more appropriate – but I’m looking out for you guys. Don’t want you getting fired because of Bieber.
Pic: Dan Lacey