French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly & More Trend From “Rappers We Need To Leave In 2022” Viral Tweet

The rappers were joined by Yeat and Jack Harlow on a list of supposedly bad rappers, which got people debating.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly & More Trend From “Rappers We Need To Leave In 2022” Viral Tweet

Even if some artists are better than others, some social media users are a bit too eager to point that out. French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, and other rappers trended on social media this week for their inclusion in a viral tweet of "Rappers We Need To Leave In 2022." As if Megan Fox wanting a girlfriend wasn't enough, MGK received his fair share of both criticism and defense in the comments. Moreover, Stans and haters argued over whether these rappers deserved a placement.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 29: Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) and French Montana attend the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on September 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images for BET)

Also included in the list are Yeat and Jack Harlow, which many people might say is a tad less contested. Still, the list came from tweeter @kiracantmizz and sparked a hefty conversation in the reply threads.

Meanwhile, some fans were incredulous at these placements, because all four artists had notable years. French released his Harry Fraud collab project Montega with a deluxe to boot. Also, his smash hit "Unforgettable" with Swae Lee reached Diamond status this year with 10 million copies sold.

Moreover, Jack Harlow dropped Come Home, The Kids Miss You, which received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. In addition, he had one of the biggest songs of the year in "First Class" and is rumored to be dating Dua Lipa.

However, MGK already has his mate in wife Megan Fox, and he released his mainstream sellout album back in March. Finally, Yeat had an incredible blowout year with his albums 2 Alivë and Lyfë. Also, he released "Rich Minion" for the Minions: The Rise of Gru film, which became a viral sensation, and had a wildly successful tour.

With all this in mind, many users wondered whether they were really all that bad. Nevertheless, it's fair to say that these artists have unfortunately gotten more hate than others. Some of that hate has been for reasons beyond the music, but when it comes to their art, to each their own.

What do you think of French Montana, Yeat, Machine Gun Kelly, and Jack Harlow being left in 2022? Moreover, are you excited for new music from them in 2023? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments and check out some more reactions down below. Also, as always, check back in with HNHH for more debates around the genre's biggest artists.


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.