Michael Bolton has a small issue with hip-hop.
“In general, rap can push the wrong buttons with me, primarily because of the association and the suggestion of a certain value of women,” he tells The Huffington Post. “That’s my biggest issue with rap. There’s a kind of diminishing of self-esteem involved in embracing some of it. Not all of it, some of it.”
Bolton has admirers in the hip-hop world, including Kanye West and Jay-Z, who sampled a Bolton song for “Never Let Me Down.”
He admits that he first had to ask his daughters who West was, but is now a fan.
“I think he’s a very talented guy,” says Bolton, adding, “I’d like to see him chill a little bit.”
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the "not all of it, some of it" can be applied to SO many genres (not excusing the sexism amongst hip hop btw). but we never see those statements applied to those contexts. i wonder why....