Vince Staples Explains Comments About 1990s Rap

By Staff  |  10/30/2015

Vince Staples

Vince Staples received an onslaught of backlash for comments he made in a recent TIME interview about 1990s... which resulted in an online exchange with N.O.R.E.

The Long Beach rapper called into SiriusXM's Sway In The Morning to further explain his comments... which he says was taken the wrong way.

"You saying that nobody else's artform matter unless it's in the '90s? That's corny," Vince Staples says. "'Cause we all Black people trying to feed our families. You got a preference on which niggas you think need to be supported?...My whole thing was the comments of, 'You wouldn't be shit without '90s Hip Hop. Nobody would know who you was.' First off, I'm a man at the end of the day that gotta feed my family. That whole statement coming from mostly Black people is really the funniest thing about it to me 'cause it's like I'd never wish harm or anything wrong against any Black person."

Later, Staples explains that, because he was born in 1993, he hasn't listened to much of the 1990s hip-hop that is considered classics.

"I would hope any parents wouldn't want their 6-year-old child or younger listening to music that was carrying this kind of content that was carried in these groups that people is talking to," he says. "My father went to prison for the majority of my life and my mother's a full-fledged gangbanger. They was making sure I went to church. They was trying to keep me out of that. They didn't want me to listen to people talk about shooting people and selling crack."

Regarding his exchange with N.O.R.E., Vince Staples revealed that the pair spoke, via a phone call, and hashed out the disagreement... and left things on a positive note..

Noreaga called into Sway In The Morning on Friday (Oct. 30) to share his side of the story.

"It was 100 percent a difference of opinion," he says. "One thing you can't argue with anybody is a person's opinion. If you like Nike's and I like adidas, there's no way I'ma ever get you to cross over to my side."