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Macklemore reveals how Tones and I inspired him as he discusses their special bond

Macklemore reveals how Tones and I inspired him as he discusses their special bond: ‘There was some magic’

Macklemore has spoken about his special friendship with Tones and I after releasing their new song together.

The American rapper, 39, met the Australian singer, 28, when she was performing at a club in Seattle in early 2020.

Macklemore, whose real name is Benjamin Hammond Haggerty, told the Herald Sun, he instantly ‘fell in love with her personality’ and felt inspired by her show.

Macklemore has revealed how Tones and I inspired him as he discussed their special bond. Pictured Macklemore and Tones & I in July

‘Inside that venue, there was some magic. I met her; she’s a fantastic person and I just fell in love with her personality,’ he said.

‘She took off her shoes on stage, she got really comfortable, I just thought she was hilarious and we connected. And I left the show inspired.’

The pair released their new joint single CHANT a few weeks ago, which explores their professional and personal struggles.

The American rapper met the Australian singer when she was performing at a club in Seattle in early 2020

The American rapper met the Australian singer when she was performing at a club in Seattle in early 2020

It comes after Tones, whose real name is Toni Watson, previously said working with Macklemore was ‘the biggest thing that’s ever happened’ to her.

‘That’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me, meeting Macklemore,’ the Dance Monkey singer told the Gold Coast Bulletin in 2020.

‘He ended up asking me to come back to Seattle and wanted to record with me, we wrote two songs together,’ Tones explained, adding: ‘From when I got there to when I left he was like a big brother.’

Macklemore told the Herald Sun, he instantly 'fell in love with her personality' and felt inspired by her show

Macklemore told the Herald Sun, he instantly ‘fell in love with her personality’ and felt inspired by her show

Tones, whose career took off in 2017, was discovered busking in Byron Bay.

Before finding fame, she slept in her van and earned money singing on the streets of Melbourne and Byron Bay.

She may now be a superstar, but only a few years ago she was selling $10 CDs from her makeshift stage.

It was during her days as a street performer in 2017 that she met talent manager Jackson Walkden-Brown who launched her pop career.

Tones, whose real name is Toni Watson, previously said working with Macklemore was 'the biggest thing that's ever happened' to her

Tones, whose real name is Toni Watson, previously said working with Macklemore was ‘the biggest thing that’s ever happened’ to her

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