Post Malone continues to distance himself from hip-hop. In a story entitled “Don’t Call Post Malone a Rapper,” by GQ writer Bijam Stephen, Post admits that his struggle in music may be connected to his race.
“I definitely feel like there’s a struggle being a white rapper. But I don’t want to be a rapper. I just want to be a person that makes music. I make music that I like and I think that kicks ass, that I think the people who fuck with me as a person and as an artist will like,” states Malone in the interview.
Bijam goes on to ask Malone if he sees “that it’s political to be a black rapper,” and if he recognizes “that there are separate struggles that go along with race.” Malone answered positively to both questions.
This isn’t the first time Post has released disparaging comments focused on hip-hop culture. In an interview with Poland’s NewsOnce last year, Malone stated that “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.” His controversial opinions have kept him in the news, while he has enjoyed several chart-placing hip-hop records such as Congratulations,” “Rockstar,” and “White Iverson.”