Post Malone got Black Twitter fingers moving on Monday (Nov. 20), after he stated that hip-hop was lacking a sense of authenticity and “real s**t” during an interview with Poland’s Newonce.
To make things even worse, the “Rockstar” artist advised fans to stay away from the No. 1 genre in the country if they were looking for emotionally-rich content. "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 said around the seven-minute mark. "There's great hip-hop songs where they talk about life and they really spit that real s**t, but right now, there's not a lot of people talking about real s**t."
Obviously, Post Malone’s comments didn’t sit right with Black Twitter. Critics immediately started to tear the rapper apart, accusing him of gaining monetary success from the culture and then casting it away once he was done with it. Others compared him to Miley Cyrus, who also criticized rap and hip-hop after she topped the charts with her hip-hop centric album, Bangerz.
Post Malone definitely isn't the first artist to criticize the current state of hip-hop, but it seems that people are getting extremely tired of musicians minimizing the culture to just a fun and meaningless art.
Post malone's stance on there not being "real music" in hip-hop shouldn't come as a surprise. Can't expect a white person to understand how black people hear our music from a personal place. He just sees it as happy music. It's not always sunshine and rainbows nigga.— Eugene the King 👑 (@Curtar) November 20, 2017
Post Malone and Miley Cyrus are prime exhibits to why non-black hip-hop artists should be on a ten-year probation period.— KSA (@OtunbaKSA) November 20, 2017
Post Malone...believes he's a victim of reverse discrimination...has an arsenal of guns in his house...and says "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".— Yesha (@YeshaCallahan) November 21, 2017
How about people not listen to his "hip-hop"?
Who cares what Post Malone has to say about hip hop? Honestly.— Bria Celest (@55mmbae) November 20, 2017
.@PostMalone thinks hes a victim of reverse racism. Bro, If you’re going to make hip hop music, educate yourself and realize that there’s no such thing as reverse racism.— pope (@Philip_Aledia) November 21, 2017
Post Malone’s statement about Hip Hop pissed me off so much.— Kim. (@_KimChanel_) November 21, 2017
He just lost credibility as an artist with me and yes I read the article. "Real hip-hop... like there is plenty of emotion of and lyrical meaning in hip-hop it's your own fault for not developing your own listening library. Unless he spoke personally.— Q. LaSalle (@QLaSalle) November 20, 2017
post malone didn’t even write that rockstar song himself but wanna talk about what “real” in hip hop or not pic.twitter.com/TOgVyF0Ecw— g-lo (@gl0riveli) November 20, 2017
Been sayin post Malone was a plant that’s used hip hop for fame but hey what do I know.— We Suck (@Yungdubb_) November 20, 2017
Bro had 3 career failures before he tried rapping.
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