Post Malone made headlines after he shockingly criticized the current state of rap. Now, Azealia Banks has plenty of feelings about it. In the wake of Post Malone’s remarks, the controversial rapper hopped on social media to declare the only two white men who are allowed to comment on the culture from now on.
When it comes to opinions about where rap is going, Banks said Eminem and Def Jam Records co-founder Rick Rubin are the only two people she wants to hear from. “Every single time I actually enjoy a white rapper, they go and give me one of these, man,” she said. “The only white men who are allowed to publicly voice their opinion on hip-hop’s cultural matters are Rick Rubin and Eminem.”
Banks also called out a few white artists and influencers that she is no longer interested in hearing from. “I really don’t need Macklemore or Peter Rosenburg or anyyyyyy of the rest of you lot to add anything to this conversation,” she continued. “Just spit your rhyme and go.”
Post Malone has since corrected his statements after telling fans not to listen to hip-hop if they were “looking for lyrics.” He released a video statement on Instagram on Nov. 23, stating that he loves hip-hop. “What I was trying to say is that a lot of people, except for a handful of artists, are saying the same s**t. They’re not saying anything super meaningful,” he said. “Never once did I say that I don’t appreciate hip-hop. Just trying to keep living and make the music that I love.”
Despite the clarification, it doesn't look like Banks is willing to reinstate his hip-hop card anytime soon. Check out Azealia's full comments below.
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