Lil B went on a Twitter rant in early October, calling out both Miley Cyrus and Post Malone for cultural appropriation.
At the time, the internet rap legend blasted Posty, saying that he was “slowly turning into a white dude” who will go on to “hate blacks”… but only after gaining success in hip-hop. Post later replied, accusing Lil B’s Twitter of being hacked… but it’s unclear if it really was.
Posty further addressed this topic during a recent interview on 98.5 The Beat in Texas, saying he’s still uncertain whether Lil B actually made those comments on Twitter.
“I don’t know what happened because Lil B has always had nothing but nice things to say,” he said. “It’s a mystery whether if he’s hacked or if he’s not but Lil B is such a positive dude. I don’t think he would really talk smack. It was very out of character.”
As for Lil B’s alleged cultural appropriation accusation, Posty admits that race has played a big role in his career thus far. He says it’s actually held him back. “A lot,” he said. “Especially coming into the game and especially being so young and not really having an identity. Being a young kid, there’s so much going on around you and it’s so easy to be someone else and you want to be something that you’re not.”
“Coming into my own and figuring out who I am and what kind of music I want to make, how I want to shift the culture and shift the genre,” Post Malone added. “With this last album, I’ve shut a lot of people up who just wanted to call me a cultural appropriator or one-hit wonder. It doesn’t bother me anymore that people question me.”
Post Malone is currently preparing for the release of his sophomore album, Beerbongs & Bentleys.