Action Bronson speaks on "Blue Chips 2," media criticism, and being a father.
Action Bronson is known for his colorful personality. While his off-the-wall nature can be responsible for incredible lines like "Grown men turn the keys to cheese, as I water ski Belize," it's also garnered some criticism-- with some accusing the rapper of misogyny. In a new interview with Pigeons & Planes, Bronson spoke of his brand new mixtape, Blue Chips 2, his debut LP, media attacks on his character, and the misconception that he has anything but love for women.
Read some excerpts from the interview below.
So, Blue Chips 2, man.. how did it feel to link up with Party Supplies again especially after he put out his own album Tough Love
His own album to me is amazing, man. We been working throughout the whole time, we work simultaneously. His album to me is one of the best things that’s come out in fucking years. It didn’t get enough credit as it should. For him to be able to go from that world and come right back and do fucking legendary mixtapes with me is pretty special, you know.
What’s the biggest change between Blue Chips and Blue Chips 2?
I don’t know, I haven’t looked at it like that. I can’t really call it from that point, you guys gonna have to figure that one out.
What’s your favorite song on there?
My favorite joint at the moment is “Amadu Diablo.”
Can we expect the official debut LP soon?
Listen, I’m already working on it but that’s why there’s a company behind it. I don’t have to worry about doing that shit. All this shit, you know, I’m giving it out for free and I want to make sure everyone has it. The label has to worry about that. They signed me. It’s not my fucking problem.
How do you balance being a father and an artist?
That’s totally separate. I’m a father first. Fuck the artist. It’s all about the kids, I do this shit for my children. It didn’t start off like that but shit, I’m making money off of it and that’s definitely what it’s about. It’s definitely about the preservation of my children.
People try and attack your character for whatever reasons—how do you combat that and keep it moving?
I have a very short memory. Most of the things these people write about, I want to know what kind of people they are in their life. If you come to one of my shows and you don’t enjoy something that is being done, then you shouldn’t be there. You know what I mean? It’s very simple. Why would you wanna put yourself through that? God forbid, oh my God, it’s such heart-wrenching and terrible things going on at these shows that you have to fucking attack me. Attacks of character, like… you can’t attack somebody’s character especially when they’re comfortable with their lives and themselves.
If someone’s uncomfortable and definitely self-conscious and know that they’re a schmuck then that type of psychology can work. But on me, that’s not going to work. I know who I am. I know what I represent. I know how I am. If I do something wrong, I apologize. If I’m a fucking schmuck I apologize. I know when I’m wrong. Sometimes I don’t, sometimes someone tells me and then I see it and I figure it out. But I’m not this type of person, I don’t know what type of person someone would think I am. I’m a great man, I’m a great father, I’m a great everything. But I’m also a shithead. I’m not the greatest human. Show me one that is.
What’s the biggest misconception about Action Bronson?
Possibly that I’m a misogynistic human being in life. Like I hate women or something like that or treat them terribly, which is unheard of. I talk crazy about everything, I just don’t talk crazy about women. Just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you’re not a piece of shit. So I don’t give a fuck, you guys wanna talk all that equality and women’s rights and this and that bullshit. Everyone should be themselves and be free. Just don’t come at me on some bullshit, you can be a piece of fucking garbage also.