Macklemore performs on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and hands out thrifted clothes.
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have been making headlines for debuting at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 charts with their first full-length album, The Heist. Their already strong fan base continues to snowball as the MC + producer duo keeps marking off more firsts for themselves. Just last night, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (and Wanz and a little help from ?uestlove on the drums) made their television performance debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with their smash hit “Thrift Shop.”
Macklemore came out wearing, of course, a gigantic fur coat — a nearly floor-length cheetah print with choice accents of FLUFFY black fur (real or not, IDK) — a black top, black jeans, and black sneakers with a pop of red laces. His performance is high-octane unbridled energy, as ALWAYS (watch his NPR Tiny Desk Concert or any of his Live on KEXP gigs if you haven’t already, seriously). He busts out the wolf stole for the line, “What you know about wearing the wolf on your noggin?” but the wardrobe surprises don’t stop there.
While Mack and Lewis (who’s also clad in a big fur) don’t make any outfit quick-changes themselves, Macklemore does reach back behind their stage set-up for a medium-sized cardboard box and starts chucking clothes (presumably thrifted) into the studio audience. After a few jackets and shirts flap in the open air, Macklemore eventually just takes the entire box and runs up the stairs, dumping the piles of garments all over the seated Jimmy Fallon viewers Saint Nick-style, and it’s the best.