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Seattle rapper Macklemore prank calls ticket scalper

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Most artists don't like scalpers, the people who buy up tickets to their concerts and then resell them for an inflated price.

Seattle rapper Macklemore, who's doing three sold-out shows at Key Arena at the end of the year, decided to call one of these ticket re-sellers.

"Hello I'm calling about the Craigslist tickets for the Macklemore show," the rapper said in a fake British accent.

The woman was selling them for $65 a ticket.

"I don't know if the bloke is worth $65 a ticket," said Macklemore.

This British version of Macklemore was not convinced the rapper's worth $65 a ticket, so he tried to get her to go lower.

"You've got to understand I'm trying to wheel and deal here."

The lowest she'd go is $60 a piece, and she pointed out that tickets on some sites are going as high as $120 or more a ticket.

"What's even this bloke's best song?" Macklemore asked.

"He's got two of them actually," the woman on the line said.

"Only two songs? Two-hit wonder," Mackemore said.

Not long after that, he's done with the game.

"You missed out a little bit because this is actually Macklemore - and now I know you don't exactly like my hair."

He also seemed hurt that she didn't know he and Ryan Lewis have created more than just a couple of hits.

"I have more songs," said the rapper. "We have more songs than two."

Linda Thomas, KIRO Radio Morning News Anchor
Linda is the morning news anchor and features reporter for KIRO Radio and one of the most followed local journalists on social media.
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Linda is the morning news anchor and features reporter for KIRO Radio. This is her local news blog, with an emphasis on social media, technology, Northwest companies, education, parenting, and anything else that grabs her attention.

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