Peter Rosenberg Tells Post Malone He’s All Out Of Passes
Post Malone has been making headlines lately for not understanding anything about hip hop, a genre he’s been a very prominent contributor to for the past couple of years. After an interview surfaced of Post saying that when people want to feel something real, they should search for music other than hip hop, people were rightfully mad. Following that, he “clarified” his statements saying that he was drunk, and more or less reinforces the fact that he doesn’t have an intimate relationship to the type music he makes.
Now, Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg is addressing the situation, and letting Malone know that he’s “out of passes.” In a video posted to Twitter by Hot 97, Rosenberg tells Post that many people do have an emotional response to a lot of hip hop music, and if he doesn’t start to respect the genre–he needs to stop making music in that space.
Rosenberg told the “Rockstar” singer, “Post Malone, umm, 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.”
Hot 97 heavily plays a lot of the singles Post releases, and it’s probably not so easy for the station to just pull his music, should they want to do that, so it’s hard to say what the consequences would be from Rosenberg’s standpoint. Good on the white man for speaking up against the white man, though.