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What was rapper Macklemore doing in Sacramento on Easter weekend?

Macklemore films with his granny in Modesto

Rapper Macklemore was in Modesto, Calif. in mid-June filming with his grandmother, who lives in town. He made various stops around the city including WinCo, Second Chance Consignment, and Foundation Tattoo. Photos and video clips provided by: Sara
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Rapper Macklemore was in Modesto, Calif. in mid-June filming with his grandmother, who lives in town. He made various stops around the city including WinCo, Second Chance Consignment, and Foundation Tattoo. Photos and video clips provided by: Sara

Rapper Macklemore appears to have spent at least some of his Easter weekend in Sacramento, goofing off on a Jump scooter and visiting local apparel stores downtown.

The afternoon of Easter, Macklemore posted a video to the story on his own Instagram page, showing himself riding a Jump scooter down an empty sidewalk on 9th Street. A few hours later, he posted himself in a kitchen getting ready to eat ham.

The rapper, born Ben Haggerty, also showed up in an Instagram post by shoe store Kicx Unlimited on Friday and then in a post by Blue Ox on Saturday.

Macklemore is best known for his 2012 single, “Thrift Shop.” Neither of the aforementioned stores are thrift shops, for the record, but both are “Downtown,” another single he dropped in 2015.

Haggerty was born in Seattle, but has family in Modesto. He filmed a music video there in 2017 that included his grandma.

Grammy Award-winning artist Macklemore joined President Obama in 2016 to discuss a disease that affects many Americans: addiction.

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Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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