Same Love rock­ets up iTunes

Warwick Daily News - - NEWS | NATION - PHOTO: INVISION/AP

AMER­I­CAN rap­per Mack­le­more can­celled his sched­uled me­dia con­fer­ence yes­ter­day ahead of his controversial per­for­mance at the NRL grand fi­nal to­mor­row.

The rap­per was sched­uled to fly into Syd­ney yes­ter­day morn­ing and ad­dress the me­dia at noon to talk about the in­clu­sion of his song Same Love – an an­them across the world for the same-sex mar­riage cause – in his set list.

How­ever, the mu­si­cian’s pub­li­cist said the con­fer­ence had been can­celled.

It’s un­clear whether the singer is even in the coun­try, but he is ex­pected to make his re­hearsals to­day.

De­spite calls from politi­cian Tony Ab­bott to ban the song from the grand fi­nal be­cause it “politi­cises” sport, it has climbed back up the Aus­tralian charts and is No.1 on iTunes.

Mack­le­more wrote on Twit­ter yes­ter­day morn­ing: “Yes­ter­day some­one started a pe­ti­tion in Aus­tralia to ban me from play­ing Same Love at the #NRLGF. To­day its #1 on iTunes. Love is win­ning.”

– Daily Tele­graph

NO SHOW: Mack­le­more.

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