Macklemore joined English
singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran to perform the hit gay marriage anthem
Same Love over the weekend at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las
The 23-year-old Sheeran quietly began
with the song's hook – “I can't change, even if I tried, even if
wanted to. My love, she keeps me warm” – then asked the audience
to welcome Macklemore to the stage.
“Make some noise for Macklemore!”
told the audience.
tweeted. “@macklemore joins @edsheeran on stage for #SameLove at
the iHeartRadio Music Festival.”
After the performance, Macklemore
messaged: “Huge thanks to my brother edsheeran for bringing me out
tonight at the @iheartradio festival in Vegas! I'm very grateful to
be a part of his set. … Now it's time to lose some money! I'm
spending Ed's paper.”
“Much love to @macklemore for hopping
on stage with me tonight,” Sheeran tweeted.
performance of Same
featured Queen Latifah officiating over the weddings of 33
couples, some of whom were of the same sex. While Macklemore &
Ryan Lewis took home four prizes that night, Same Love lost
the award for Song of the Year to Royals by Lorde.