Macklemore + Ryan Lewis win Best Video With a Social Message VMA for "Same Love"

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August 26, 2013

These guys have a lot to celebrate, as the video for “Same Love” won the award for Best Video With a Social Message, and earlier in the evening they took home Best Hip Hop Video.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are in good company, as past winners of Best Video With a Social Message include Lady Gaga, for “Born This Way,” and Demi Lovato, for “Skyscraper.”

"We consider 'Same Love' to be one of the most important songs we've ever released," said Macklemore. "And its music video has been a vital piece of connecting the listener with the song and its message. First and foremost, we love that 'Same Love,' and its video, has served as a means of creating dialogue about human rights, equality and gay marriage — issues that we think are extremely important."