Apparently, Macklemore’s artistic vision runs in the family. Ahead of the release of his junior album, “Ben,” on March 3, the “Thrift Shop” rapper asked his 7-year-old daughter Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty to collaborate with him on the upcoming music video for his song “No Bad Days.” “This one is gonna be special… Directed by Sloane,” the proud dad captioned an Instagram video of their adorable father-daughter moment alongside a red heart emoji on Feb. 20.
“I love your visual aesthetic. I absolutely love your style.”
“I’m a little bit nervous asking you this, if I’m being honest,” Macklemore said in the video, adding that he was impressed with her recent “producing” work. He continued, “You knew exactly what you wanted. I was so impressed with your work ethic; with your eye. I love your visual aesthetic. I absolutely love your style.”
As the anticipation built, Sloane quickly caught on to her dad’s plan. “Crazy idea — if you don’t like it we don’t have to do it,” he said as “No Bad Days” played quietly in the background. “[For the] ‘No Bad Days’ music video, I need a director. And I was thinking, what if you directed the music video?” Before her dad could even finish his question, the enthusiastic 7-year-old covered her mouth with shock and delight. Accepting her dad’s offer, Sloane leapt into his arms for a sweet embrace. “That’s a yes!” she exclaimed. In a December 2021 interview with People, Macklemore noted that his daughter has a “great ear.” “She holds nothing back, and she hurts my feelings regularly, so she’s doing her job as a daughter,” he joked. “She likes to get in the studio. She goes in and freestyles. Her beatboxing has gotten really good, she taught herself to beatbox.”
Over the years, the rapper has been candid about his struggles with drug and alcohol dependency. “Relapsing is always hard,” he wrote in a 2022 essay published in Today. “It’s traumatic for myself and for my family. I’ve had three relapses in the last six years. The amount of pain and damage that I can do very quickly in losing the trust of others happens instantaneously.”
Today, Macklemore is sober and dedicates his time to his family and his artistry in the studio. The “Can’t Hold Us” rapper and his wife Tricia Davis share three children, including 7-year-old Sloane, 4-year-old Colette Koala, and 1-year-old Hugo Jack.