Tell us how you really feel
Maybe Post Malone was out sick the day Jay-Z dropped 4:44. Maybe Chance The Rapper isn’t deep enough for him. Maybe when Lil Uzi Vert said “And I got a colorful aura/ Like I got neon guts/Dark energy, we don’t touch,” Malone didn’t feel it!
Several things could have confused Post Malone in such a way that he began feeling like hip-hop wasn’t deep enough. During an interview with Poland’s NewOnce, the “White Iverson” artist shared an opinion that is getting him slammed left and right.
“If you’re looking for lyrics, if you’re looking to cry, if you’re looking to think about life, don’t listen to hip-hop,” Malone said. “There’s great hip-hop songs where they talk about life and they really spit that real shit, but right now, there’s not a lot of people talking about real s–t.”
Malone — who is a hip-hop artist himself — continued his thoughts, saying the genre is more feel-good music than anything else. “Whenever I’m trying to have a good time and stay in a positive mood, I listen to hip-hop,” he said. “Because it’s fun. I think hip-hop is important because it brings people together in a beautiful, happy way.”
While the “Too Young” artist touched on other things like Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley, Kylie Jenner, and Kanye West — another hip-hop artist who assumably isn’t “talking about real s–t” these days — nothing struck a nerve with fans like his controversial comments about hip-hop.
Beerbongs & Bentleys
The rapper-singer got so much flack for the comments that he hostilely responded on Twitter. “It’s crazy that after all this time im still being questioned. suck my f–king d-ck i don’t have to explain s–t. i do this s–t because i love to do this s–t,” he tweeted.
Seeing as Malone’s second album is nearing its release date, he may want to be a little nicer to hip-hop fans. When asked about the status of his sophomore album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, Malone replied, “It’s gonna be done. I’m gonna finish it this week.” According to the star, fans can expect the album to drop at midnight on Dec. 1.
For the Love of Hip-hop
Malone’s harsh views on hip-hop come after he so vehemently lashed out at XXL and several other publications for pushing false stories about him quitting hip-hop to pursue a career in country music. With all the attitude in the world, the star took to Instagram, saying, “Everyone has the right to do whatever they f–king want to do. I want to continue making hip-hop. I want to continue writing songs on my guitar. I want to continue working with talented artists across any genre and continue doing the sh-t that I love.”
He continued ranting, saying that his love of hip-hop and its culture is “who I am” and that he has no “ulterior motives.” “If you don’t like me, politely f–k off. I love my fans who rock with me for the godd-mn art of art,” Malone continued.
Because the rant targeted XXL directly, the publication quickly issued a public response, claiming they went on information provided by the star’s PR representatives. “Your publicity team told us that you were moving away from hip-hop and didn’t want to be boxed in as a hip-hop artist because you were working on other genres of music,” XXL wrote. “We found that hard to believe so we tracked down your manager for days.”
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