Macklemore has a new album out, which is great and all, but we’re a bit distracted from the music by this item buried in the recent Rolling Stone profile of the award-winning rapper and gay rights advocate.
While walking through the Seattle studio Macklemore built with Ryan Lewis, Rolling Stone’s Jonah Weiner noticed an odd piece of art hanging on the wall.
Inquiring minds want to know, so he asked about the framed piece.
Via Rolling Stone:
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.
Well, here’s the Biebs in all his glory:
If you’re so moved, a print can be yours for a reasonable $10 via the artist’s Etsy page.
The painting is supposedly based on this 2010 Tweet from Justin:
Im thinking pancakes for breakfast….with some nice maple syrup. Who doesnt love maple syrup? I love maple syrup….
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) September 28, 2010
They say art imitates life, so, well done.