However, the best part of the video comes at around the 3:30 mark, where the “Thrift Shop” singer talks about meeting MJ himself, and showing Jordan his custom Air Jordan colorways. Assuredly, Macklemore was looking for some feedback from the legend, but it probably didn’t quite go as he planned. In fact, Jordan shut down the shoe, as Macklemore describes in the video:
“I showed him the shoe, I have two pairs, the greens and the clays, and he was like ‘I don’t like green. F*ck green. It reminds me of some Christmas sh*t. No one is trying to wear some Christmas shoes.’ Just completely discarded my color.”
Imagine getting your one chance to meet Michael Jordan, perhaps the greatest basketball player of all time, only to be completely dismissed when you try and impress him by comparing your custom-mades to “some Christmas sh*t.” Classic MJ.