Amidst the excitement and buzz around the XXL Freshman 2016 Issue, some controversy arose between Post Malone and Vanessa Satten, Chief Editor for XXL. Originally questioned as to why Malone wasn’t featured in this year’s issue, Satten stated that he was going in the country/rock route and steering away from hip-hop, and that wouldn’t be good for their brand.
Over the months of his success, Malone has spoken about branching into different genres of music, including country and rock. Satten apparently heard this new information about his departure from rap from ‘The Breakfast Club’ and was not able to get Malone to confirm or deny this rumour.
Today, the Dallas rapper jumped on Instagram, defending himself against these claims, saying, “I shouldn’t be chastised for expressing myself in whichever way I see fit. That being said, I never have once said that ‘I’m not going to make hip hop anymore’… I have a hip hop album coming out in August.” Malone said the main reason he wasn’t in the Freshman issue was because he was too tired to fly to New York. Satten then responded, blaming him and his PR team for not getting back to her, essentially defending herself because she took rumours to be the truth. She also said, “You didn’t say no to the offer of being a Freshman because we didn’t even get that far.” Ouch.
Are you happy that Post Malone is not straying from hip hop? Are you excited for his album? Let us know.