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Macklemore Unhappy With Thunder After Using Song 'Can't Hold Us' During Playoff Game (TWEETS)

05/15/2013 11:28 am ET
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Seattle-based rapper Macklemore has never been shy about representing his hometown colors. So when the Emerald City native heard that the Thunder used his song to pump up the crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena, he seemed less than thrilled about it.

Macklemore, whose real name is Ben Haggerty, responded to a tweet on Monday in which a fan pointed out that the Thunder had used his song "Can't Hold Us" during an opening video before Game 5 against the Houston Rockets. The single currently sits atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Detlef Schrempf, who played six seasons for the SuperSonics before the relocated to Oklahoma City in 2008, echoed the rapper's sentiment.

This isn't the first time Macklemore has shown up on the Seattle sports scene. His official video for "My Oh My" was dedicated to legendary Mariners play-by-play announcer Dave Niehau in 2011.

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