Rapper Ben Haggerty, popularly known by as Macklemore, celebrated his 100-year-old grandmother’s birthday in style in his new music video for his song “Glorious.”
The video featured him along with his grandmother, Helen Schott. The two are seen ushering around Modesto, California, in a gold Cadillac convertible. He took her on a joyride of activities usually unheard for a woman that age.
In the video, the pair visits Hy-Step Shoes, Runaround Sue’s bar, Boomers! Modesto, WinCo Foods, Foundation Tattoo, Second Chance Consignment & Costume Corner and Turlock Lake.
They are also seen egging a neighbor’s house, singing karaoke, playing arcade games and finding fashionable outfits at the thrift shop. The rapper is also seen tattooing his grandmother’s name on his arm.
The two then head back home; however, the surprise is not over yet as Macklemore had also planned a surprise party. When they reach home, Schott is surprised to see her friends waiting for her. That is not all; the rapper also called in a stripper who was dressed as a firefighter.
The best was yet to come as no birthday party is complete without a cake. The artist then lighted candles that are placed on a huge white cake. The overwhelmed grandma can be seen continuously giggling and smiling in surprise.
The heartwarming clip ended as the two drive out into the country to enjoy a lakeside sunset.
While talking about her experience in the video, Schott said, “Honey, it was delightful. We had a blast, the whole thing was a blast. He was very nice about it, he said ‘I would love to have you do this, will you do this for me?’ I said, ‘Of course. Anytime I can have my grandkids around I love it.’ We’re a great family, we have a lot of fun.”
The song, which was released in June, featured vocals from Skylar Grey and will also appear on the rapper’s upcoming solo album. “Glorious” features production from longtime collaborator Josh "Budo" Karp with help from Tyler Dopps. His last album, titled “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” was released in 2016.
Macklemore shared the video on Instagram with a caption that read, “Grandma - nothing is more Glorious than you. Happy 100th. Thank you for the Werther’s Originals. The advice. And for being a part of something that I’ll treasure forever. Love Ben.”
This is a beautiful video. Love your family intensely, whoever they may be.— Bob Muyskens (@muyskerm) July 7, 2017
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