Madonna Teaming Up With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis On Grammy Stage?

The Material Girl and Seattle's rap renegades could be planning a Sunday night surprise.

A gay icon and a couple of rap renegades from Seattle could prove to be one of Grammy night’s most inspired pairings.

The awards show organizers have a well-earned reputation for head-scratching mash-ups (the JoBros and Stevie Wonder … because?), but few could argue that Madonna joining Macklemore & Ryan Lewis onstage for a performance of “Same Love” on Sunday is just short of genius.

According to Us Weekly, sources confirmed that the Material Girl will hit the stage with seven-time nominees Macklemore and producing partner Lewis. The duo are also primed to help make it a historic night for hip-hop with nods in key categories like Album of the Year.

Up for Song of the Year, their groundbreaking “Same Love” became anthemic just as the fight for marriage equality began picking up steam around the country. For hip-hop, a genre not typically equated with progressive views on gay rights, the song was brave and, for many, another step forward. Madonna, of course, has spent her career giving voice to issues significant to the gay community.

Last March, at the 2013 GLAAD Awards, the pop queen played dress-up in a boy scouts uniform to protest the group’s ban on gay scouts and leaders.

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