White Rapper Post Malone Believes In Reverse Racism And Hip Hop Not Being For Substance
Rapper (with bangs) Post Malone pissed off hip hop fans after a DJBooth article highlighted one of his interviews where he states that there’s no “real sh-t”‘ in rap music currently. Post believes that instead of looking for substance, fans should consider listening to some “Bob Dylan…or whatever”.
“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 told Warsaw, Poland media outlet NewOnce. “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 real shit. Whenever I want to cry, whenever I want to sit down and have a nice cry, I’ll listen to some Bob Dylan. Or 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.”
Post hit the top ten on Billboard twice this year with his songs “Congratulations” and “Rockstar”, so his stance on fans to evade hip hop for substance, rubbed folks the wrong way. Also, because he’s white and it is he who pushes his pill popping agenda up the charts and labels putting money behind it.
There are actually artist out there that offer substantial, thought provoking tunes, so why suggest we throw them away altogether? Something smells sweaty here. And, that’s not all….
Apparently, Post told Rolling Stone he’s a victim of “reverse racism”, after his allyship was questioned by radio host Chalamagne Tha God.
The most prominent such encounter came in 2015, when the radio host Charlamagne tha God took Malone to task, asking him, among other things, what he was doing to support Black Lives Matter. Malone’s answer, he admits, was insufficient: “I guess what I can do to help Black Lives Matter is keep making music. … I don’t know,” he replied. Looking back, Malone tells me, “I wish I’d said, ‘What are you doing for Black Lives Matter?’ Some sassy shit to shut him up. Like, maybe my music’s not the best, but I know I’m not a bad person, so you’re just being a hater.”
Malone shakes his head. “He’s not a good person. He hates me because I’m white and I’m different. But we’re still rocking and we’re still successful, and he can’t stop it.”
I tell Malone that, to my ear, Charlamagne was raising the issues, however confrontationally, of white allyship and cultural appropriation. Malone nods but says that, in his view, he’s been the target of so-called reverse racism. “People are gonna hate you for what they’re not gonna understand you for,” he says. He notes that he supports NFL players who kneel during the anthem. “It’s all about pushing for equality – in both directions,” he says.
Here’s how folks generally reacted:
Post defended himself last night with this tweet saying he doesn’t have to explain sh-t.
Too late. Twitter had already started to drag the rap-moaner by his bangs. Hit the flip for more.