Macklemore not happy with OKC Thunder using his song

Macklemore not happy with OKC Thunder using his song

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Seattle recording artist Macklemore performs a tribute to Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus, who passed away in November, 2010, prior to the Mariners' home opener against the Cleveland Indians at Safeco Field on April 8, 2011 in Seattle

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Updated Monday, May 13 at 1:04 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder are reportedly using Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' song "Can't Hold Us" to pump up their crowd during home games, and the Seattle rapper isn't happy about it.

Macklemore, whose given name is Ben Haggerty, responded definitively to a fan's tweet with, "OH HELL NO."

The song is the second for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to hit number one on the Billboard charts. It's been featured in commercials for Microsoft Outlook and used on ESPN College Gameday.

The duo released the music video for "Can't Hold Us" less than a month ago and it already has more than 25 million views on YouTube.

Former Sonic Detlef Schrempf responded to the story by tweeting, "that's ours and not okc [sic]!"

Macklemore called the tweet by Schrempf the best tweet of the day.

This isn't the first Macklemore song connected to sports. "My Oh My" is a tribute to the late Seattle Mariner's announcer Dave Neihaus.

Macklemore is also friends with Seahawks' coach Pete Carroll and made a surprise appearance at "We Day," an event Carroll chaired.

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