Macklemore finished his anticipated NRL Grand Final performance of pro-equality song “Same Love” with a simple sentence: “Equality for all.”
Crowd members could be seen forming their fingers into hearts as the US rapper sang the 2012 song, accompanied by openly gay musician Mary Lambert, during his set for the Grand Final’s half-time show at ANZ Stadium on Sunday night.
As Macklemore sang, messages from the NRL appeared on the stadium’s screens reading “We stand for diversity,” “We stand for inclusiveness” and “We stand for equality”.
“Performing Same Love at the #NRLGF was one of the greatest honours of my career. Thank you @NRL for the opportunity & supporting equality,” Macklemore tweeted after the game.
Watch his performance below:
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