Macklemore Does 'Thrift Shop' Parody on 'Sesame Street'

PHOTO: Rapper Macklemore appears with Oscar the Grouch on a recent episode of "Sesame Street."PlaySesame Street
WATCH Macklemore Raps on Sesame Street

Macklemore will not become a dad until later this year, but the rapper has already done something likely to make himself cool in the eyes of his first child: appeared on “Sesame Street.”

Macklemore, 31, joined Oscar and the other Grouches on the beloved kids’ show to remake his hit song “Thrift Shop."

"I'm gonna pop some trash… only got seven bags in my trash can…I’m shopping, looking for some rubbish…this is gross and awesome,” the Grouches sing in the reworked lyrics.

The video of Macklemore’s rapping on “Sesame Street” was posted on YouTube Monday, where it has already received over 100,000 views.

“Macklemore and the Grouches on Sesame Street are looking for the yuckiest, muckiest, grimiest trash that they could find,” the video’s description reads.

“Thrift Shop,” released in 2013, turned Macklemore, whose real name is Ben Haggerty, into a household name. The song, on which he collaborated with hip-hop DJ Ryan Lewis, enjoyed six nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold more than 6 million copies.

"Out of thousands of songs that I've written in my life, I never would have thought that 'Thrift Shop' would have been the one that took over," he told ABC News in June 2013.

Macklemore and his fiancee, Tricia Davis, were the stars of a YouTube video posted Jan. 3, 2015, announcing they are going to be parents.

“Today the media speculated about some big news in our life. So we decided to share it with you ourselves,” the couple wrote.

The video ends with their due date of May 2015.

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