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Macklemore Addresses Oppression and The Election on ‘Ellen’

Macklemore is no stranger to addressing social and political issues in his music, and today (Dec. 9) the “White Walls” singer took a jab at Donald Trump with his moving new  single, “Wednesday Morning” on Ellen.

Amid a somber black-and-white visuals featuring American flags, police, and protests, Macklemore raps, “When we oppress anyone we oppress ourselves, the greatest gift I’ve ever learned is helping someone else.”

The song inspires hope and brings prevalent issues to the forefront, such women’s rights and LGBTQ rights.

Watch Macklemore perform “Wednesday Morning” on Ellen below.

The Grammy Award winner also talks about his baby daughter, saying “Imagine trying to keep your head while your daughter sleeps in bed, and when she wakes up, will the world be the same? Will my girl be afraid in the home of the brave?”

Immediately following Donald Trump’s election win, Macklemore posted a moving message on Instagram declaring that “Donald Trump is not raising my daughter.”

I am disappointed, shocked and shaken at my core by what has transpired tonight. I gathered around the TV with my family and loved ones, ready to celebrate history being made. My daughter had this little blue dress on. I was ready to pop the Martinelli's and hold her, watching Hilary Clinton become the first female president of the United States of America. But…It didn't happen. I had a sick feeling in my gut, riddled with anxiety as the polls started coming in. After hours of a growing pit in my stomach, it was over. I left the TV, grabbed my daughter and took her to bed. But now, as I'm laying next to my her as she sleeps, I remember. Remember what I have control over and what I don't. I don't have control over Donald Trump becoming president. That has been decided. But what I do have control over is where I go from here. I will Teach my daughter to love. All people, regardless of the color of their skin, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or where their birth certificate says they're from. I will teach her how important it is to be an advocate for humanity. Not just the portion of humanity that benefits her. I will teach her non violent communication. That in the face of hatred we must love each other even harder. Not give in. Not get discouraged or feel like our progress in the past is void. Keeping fighting for all of us, with an emphasis on those that and have been the most affected by systemic oppression. I will teach her that when she is silent during moments of injustice, she is siding with the oppressor. I will teach her that walls divide people, and by their nature cannot bring us closer. And that just because someone holds the most powerful position in the world, does not make that person right, just or fair. Donald Trump is not raising my daughter. I am. I get to encourage and nurture her to be who she wants to be. Teach her that her voice and actions can change the world. Teach her that she can do anything that a man can do. And one day, even become president of the United States of America. I have work to do. It starts now. And that work is the only thing bringing me peace at the moment

A photo posted by Ben Haggerty (@macklemore) on

President elect-Trump winning this year’s heated election instilled fear in the hearts of many Americans and Macklemore continues to stand up for people who might feel that they do not have a voice in this country.

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