The press tour in support of Post Malone‘s upcoming album Beerbongs & Bentleys has been… eventful, to say the least. This week, the “rockstar” gave a video interview to Polish news outlet NewOnce that resulted in the following comments on hip-hop:
“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. There’s great hip-hop songs where they talk about life and they spit that real shit, but right now, there’s not a lot of people talking about shit. Whenever I want to cry, whenever I want to sit down and have a nice cry, I’ll listen to some Bob Dylan. But whenever I’m trying to have a good time and stay in a positive mood, I listen to hip-hop because it’s fun. I think hip-hop is important because it brings people together in a beautiful, happy way. Everybody’s happy.”
Twitter, and hip-hop fans, collectively lost it at Post’s remarks. Many were quick to point out the hypocrisy in a white artist making a career employing hip-hop techniques now telling his fans to disavow the genre.
With the backlash reaching a fever pitch, Post Malone has taken to Twitter himself to respond in a video clarifying his comments. See that below.
Revisit the freshly-dropped official video for “rockstar” ft. 21 Savage below.
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