Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg Tells Post Malone to “Start Showing Respect for Hip-Hop or Get Out”
Post Malone gave rap critics and diehard rap fans everywhere plenty of ammunition the other day when he said, “If you’re looking for lyrics… Don’t listen to hip hop." On Wednesday (Nov. 29), Hot 97 personality Peter Rosenberg became the latest person to speak out against the rapper, telling him to show more respect for the genre that's made him a chart-topping superstar.
Uploading an admittedly Michael Rapaport-style Twitter video, Rosenberg listed a few of Post's perceived offenses before giving the Texas rapper an ultimatum: respect the culture, or leave it alone.
"Post Malone, um, I'm done giving you passes, bro. Even though I like you in person—we've had nice conversation before—you're out of passes," says Rosenberg. "That's over. You got a pass for braids, which is not common. You got a pass for the N-word thing that happened on Snapchat...we gave you a pass even though all the tattoos of the artists you love are all White rock stars, not related to hip-hop at all. So, either leave hip-hop and go make music in another genre, or start showing respect for hip-hop."
Rosenberg goes on to voice his specific issue with Post; he's not a fan of the fact the "Rockstar" artist said hip-hop isn't the music people should turn to for good stuff. "Hip-hop has been the soundtrack of every important day of my life, and many people like me and all around the world of every different background," Rosenberg continued. "So, start showing respect for hip-hop, or get out. No more passes for Post Malone. You're done."
Last week, Post attempted to clarify his controversial comments, which, as you can see, ultimately reinforced the perception that he's a prime example of cultural appropriation.
"Apparently there’s a lot of people saying that I don’t appreciate hip hop, or that hip hop has never made me feel anything, and I’m referencing this interview that I did in Poland while I was on the European tour," Post said in a Twitter video. "It was a beer-tasting interview, so they put a lot of beer in my face and asked me what kind of beer tastes good to me, so you know, knowing me, I drank it. And apparently I said that whenever you wanna feel something, don’t listen to hip hop. And it’s funny because who the fuck am I to tell you don’t listen to this and whenever you wanna feel something don’t listen to this? Or who am I to tell you that you should feel a certain way when listening to something?"
Elsewhere in the visual, Post explained that, the reality is, his album Stoney was a real hip-hop album through and through. “My last hip hop album was fucking hip hop,” he explained. “My next hip hop album is fucking hip hop. I love hip hop. I make hip hop. I want to take this genre and stretch it so far that people who may not listen to it, listen to it, and want to listen to the new artists and whatever’s going on.”
Check out what Peter Rosenberg has to say about Post Malone in the video below and listen to Post clarify his initial controversial comments in the video beneath that.
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