Post Malone Expresses Love for Hip-Hop Following Backlash Over Controversial Comments
The "White Iverson" rapper recently sat down for a chat with Newonce when he produced this quote on the emotional aspect of hip-hop in his mind. "If you're looking to cry, if you're looking to think about life, don't listen to hip-hop," Post said. "There's great hip-hop songs where they talk about life and they really spit that real shit, but right now, you know, there's not a lot of people talking about shit. Whenever I wanna cry, whenever I wanna sit down and have a nice cry, I'll listen to some, like, Bob Dylan."
Post has been questioned by fans and rappers in the past about if he truly loves hip-hop or is a vulture of the culture. So the soundbite only added fuel to some people's fire. Tired of being called out, Post recently hopped on social media to clarify his stance.
"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, while puffing on a cigarette. "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?"
Post went on to say the point of his statement was to bring up his personal taste when it comes to music that gets him emotional. And his go-to-guy is Bob Dylan.
"A lot of people saying that I don't appreciate hip-hop, or I'm taking advantage of hip-hip. My last hip-hop album was fucking hip-hop," he added. "My next hip-hop album is fucking hip-hop. I love hip-hop. I make hip-hop. I wanna take this genre and stretch it so far that people who may not listen to it, listen to it, and wanna listen to the new artists and whatever's going on."
Amid the controversy, Post released his new brutal and bloody "Rockstar" video featuring 21 Savage.
See Post's full statement about the controversy below.
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