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XXL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS ’08: Styles P Hates The Word Swagger: “Guys Be So Focused On Swag It Makes Them Like Girls”

[Editor’s Note: With the new year around the corner, looks back at some of our greatest stories and video features of 2008.]

Whether it was rappers talking about it in interviews or spitting about it in songs like T.I. and Jay-Z’s “Swagga Like Us” featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne, the word swagger got plenty of play in 2008. It seemed like everyone was either talking about their own swag or had a take on someone else’s. Some, though, like Yonkers MC and Lox member Styles P, didn’t quite understand where all the excitement around the word came from.

“It’s not even the use of the word that bothers me, it’s the abuse of the word that bothers me,” SP told “Jesus Christ! Just let it go a little bit. Lean off of it a little bit.”

“I mean, ain’t nothing wrong with having style, swag and all of that,” he admitted, “but I think all the guys are starting to be so focused on the look and the way they are so much, that it almost make them like girls.” -Adam Fleischer

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