AceShowbiz - Post Malone has finally clarified his comments on hip-hop after getting slammed over it. The "Rockstar" hitmaker recently sat down for an interview with Newonce, where he stated that people should not listen to hip-hop when they want to think about life.
"If you're looking to cry, if you're looking to think about life, don't listen to hip-hop," Post shared. "There's great hip-hop songs where they talk about life and they really spit that real s**t, but right now, you know, there's not a lot of people talking about s**t. Whenever I wanna cry, whenever I wanna sit down and have a nice cry, I'll listen to some, like, Bob Dylan."
Following the interview, many people questioned whether or not Post truly loves hip-hop, leading some people to take a dig at him for it. In response to the controversy, the 22-year-old rapper took to Twitter on November 23 to explain what really happened when he made the comment.
"It was a beer-tasting, so they put a lot of beer in my face and asked me what kind of beer tastes good to me, so you know, knowing me, I drank it," he said. "And apparently I said that whenever you wanna feel something, don't listen to hip-hop. And it's funny because who the f**k am I to tell you don't listen to this and whenever you wanna feel something don't listen to this? Or who am I to tell you that you should feel a certain way when listening to something?"
from posty. love ya. pic.twitter.com/L7rfHFkgjL— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) 23 November 2017
As for people who said that Post doesn't appreciate hip-hop, he said, "I love hip-hop, I make hip-hop. I wanna take this genre and stretch it so far that people who may not listen to it, and wanna listen to these new artists and whatever is going on."
Post concluded his video by clarifying his intention when he said that there are not a lot of rappers who released meaningful songs. "A lot of people, except for a handful of artists, are saying the same s**t," he added. "They're not saying anything super meaningful. Never once did I say that I don't appreciate hip-hop, and you know, I'm just trying to keep living and make the music that I love."
Following his clarification, fellow rapper Logic showed his support for Post. He tweeted, "Yo for real man I f**k with @PostMalone so much! That's my homie. Good dude great artist and all around gentleman."
Yo for real man I fuck with @PostMalone so much! That’s my homie. Good dude great artist and all around gentleman. 🙌🏼— Bobby Tarantino (@Logic301) 23 November 2017