In a recent interview with Polish media outlet Newonce, Post Malone claimed that hip-hop isn’t real.

“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,” the “rockstar” singer said. “There’s great hip-hop songs where they talk about life and they spit that real s**t, but right now, there’s not a lot of people talking about real s**t.” 

He then added. “Whenever I want to cry, whenever I want to sit down and have a nice cry, I’ll listen to some Bob Dylan. Or 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.”

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Since then, Malone has come under fire for his comments and would like to clear the air about what he meant. Thursday morning, Malone hopped on Twitter and addressed the situation & his comments, saying that it was taken out of context and he truly loves the genre.

“Who 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,” he said. “What I was saying was when I wanna sit down and cry I listen to Bob Dylan and his guitar just like everyone else.”

“I love hip hop. I make hip hop. I want to take this genre and stretch it so far that people who may not listen to it, listen to it,” he added.

Check out the full 2-minute video From Post Malone below.

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