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Macklemore owns a nude painting of Justin Bieber with a pancake on his penis

It’s art, we guess? (The painting could be deemed NSFW.)

ART, MAN. WE guess we’ll never understand it.

Always a surreal feeling to put your art out into the universe. I feel such a mixture of emotions right now. 1.5 years went into this project. So many ups and downs. Breakthroughs and obstacles. Conversations, debates, questions. At times I thought it would never see the light of day. But it's here. Thank you to everyone that's waited. That has been a part of our music. Our lives. That have been to a show. That have shared a song. You guys made this music what it is. No label. No investors. Just people that believed in the art enough to stand behind it.... I just want to say thank you. To the fans that have ridden with us. Through everything. From an underground rap group, to pop stars to... Whatever we are now. They'll always try to put boxes around art. Label. Good/bad. Compare/contrast. Make sense of it through their lens. But at the end of the day, I just care about the people. The ones that got us this far. I hope YOU resonate with it. That something grabs you. Makes you think. Question. Laugh. Dance. Inspire. Feel something. That's what music is for.. I'm truly proud of what we made. From here on out, it isn't just ours anymore. It belongs to the world. And now we get to travel around from stage to stage and celebrate with y'all. Im so grateful... THIS UNRULY MESS IVE MADE. #TUMIM #sharkfacegang. Please spread the word. ♥️ -Ben Source: Instagram/macklemore

Macklemore famously sang about enjoying tacky thrift shop purchases, but no one suspected his penchant for kitsch could get this extreme.

Rolling Stone visited the rapper (real name Ben Haggerty) at his home in Seattle, and as well as discussing his sobriety and new album, the magazine discovered that he has, erm, unusual taste in home furnishings.

Before. Show. Photo: @zoerainphoto

A photo posted by Ben Haggerty (@macklemore) on

Writer Jonah Weiner observed this scene in Haggerty’s recording room:

There is a kitschy velvet painting of a bald eagle, an oil painting of Drake dancing, and a transfixing rendition of a naked Justin Bieber with maple syrup pouring down his chest onto a pancake balanced on his boner. ”Ben spent a lot of time buying weird stuff on Etsy,” [Ryan] Lewis says.

The internet being the internet, people tracked down said painting as soon as the profile was published. It’s by artist Dan Lacey, who specialises in pancake art.

justinbieb Source: Etsy/DanLacey

Some have suspicions that the painting was inspired by this tweet of Bieber’s:

As for Lacey himself, he is more than a little bit chuffed now that his artwork has received global attention.

Yes, thanks Ben. For introducing us to a world of art we wish we never knew existed.

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