Macklemore owns a painting of Justin Bieber balancing pancakes on his dick
On Friday, Rolling Stone published a profile on your aunt’s favorite rapper Macklemore (aka Ben Haggerty). In the article, writer Jonah Weiner stumbled on a kitschy Etsy purchase hanging in the Seattle emcee’s home recording studio. It’s probably no surprise that the man who sang the praises of thrift stores has a bunch of tacky odds and ends decorating his home, but one piece of art in particular, ahem, stood out.
From 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.
Weiner painted quite a picture with his words, huh? Well, here’s the actual painting by artist Dan Lacey.
The inspiration for the Bieber dick/pancake juxtaposition was most likely this tweet from 2010.
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
Pancake-themed paintings are Lacey’s whole brand. Hell, his website is thepainterofpancakes.com.. Lacey’s homepage has a whole pancake art manifesto including the credo: “Truly, there is no nobler pursuit in life than to search for a pancake and then find one.” Pancakes were going to end up on someone’s dick eventually.