California High School Lifts Macklemore Ban After Students Protest

California High School Lifts Macklemore Ban After Students Protest

Parents were concerned about rapper's lyrics.

Published October 14, 2015

Officials at a Southern California high school will allow Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to visit after having blocked them from showing up amid parents' concerns about lyrical content.


With the help of the #bringbackMack hashtag, and an online petition, students at Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo rallied to have the Grammy-winning act back on the school's schedule, the Orange County Register reports.

Principal Deni Christensen announced yesterday that Mack and Lewis are expected to visit the high school Dec. 17. "After careful consideration of varying viewpoints on all sides of the issue surrounding a possible visit by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, it is my hope that we have developed a plan that will meet the needs of our diverse students," said Christensen.

The school has also decided to accept Mack and Lewis’s $10,000 donation to the music department. However, Aliso Niguel students will need a permission slip in order to see the duo. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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