totteringg (totteringg) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Post Malone tries to explain away his comments about hip-hop lacking meaning and realness

Gun-obsessed white rapper Post Malone got some criticism this week for comments he made about hip-hop.
In an interview he began by saying he has a lot of emotions because he's white, he said "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 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. 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."

The 22 year old, who apparently calls himself "Posty", made a video explaining his thoughts the day after tweeting about not being obligated to explain his thoughts:

His main points:
-It was a beer tasting interview so he was drunk and doesn't really remember saying it
-"Who am I to tell you you should feel a certain way when listening to something?"
-He just likes to listen to Bob Dylan when he wants to cry.
-"My last hip-hop album was fuckin' hip-hop. My next hip-hop album is fuckin' hip-hop. I love hip-hop. I make hip-hop. I wanna take this genre and stretch it so far so that people who may not listen to it, listen to it."
-He said what he was trying to say was that with the exception of a handful of artists most artists are all saying the same thing and they aren't saying anything meaningful.

He also responded to one woman who didn't buy his video.

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Tags: music / musician (rap and hip-hop), pr training needed, race / racism

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