Post Malone Says Hip Hop Makes Him Struggle\r\nPost Malone has been experiencing substantial success since he knocked down hip hop's door with his first single boldly appropriating Allen Iverson, so why doesn't he want to be called a rapper anymore? Maybe it's because folks from Nicki Minaj and abroad know White rappers have a special privilege and platform most 99.9% of Black rappers don't. Post has been going hard to separate himself from the genre while sitting comfortably at number 1 on Billboard. GQ's\u00a0Bijan Stephen\u00a0asked Post straight up, does hip hop make you uncomfortable?\r\n\r\n \r\nGQ: Do you, Post Malone, ever feel anxious about working in a primarily black-identified genre of music?\u00a0I\u2019m black. I\u2019m young. I\u2019ve been put off by some of the\u00a0things he\u2019s said\u00a0about distancing himself from rap, from R&B, from anything, really, that\u2019s musically black-identified. I enjoy Post\u2019s music, but I\u2019m skeptical: What\u2019s worse than appropriating a black sound without giving appropriate credit is doing that and not realizing why that might be wrong.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPM: \u201cI definitely feel like there\u2019s a struggle being a white rapper. But I don\u2019t want to be a rapper. I just want to be a person that makes music,\u201d he says. \u201cI make music that I like and I think that kicks ass, that I think the people who fuck with me as a person and as an artist will like.\u201d He sighs.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGQ: Do you see that it\u2019s political to be a black rapper?\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPM: \u201cYeah, yeah!\u201d he says. \u201cI mean\u2026shit.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGQ: And you also recognize that there are separate struggles that go along with race, right?\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPM: \u201cYeah,\u201d he says, \u201cof course.\u201d\r\nInteresting.