Vince Staples reportedly called Eminem's Anti-Trump freestyle "trash," but apparently he was just joking.
By now most of you have heard or are aware of Eminem’s memorable cypher Tuesday night at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards, where he attacked Donald Trump for a ferocious 4-minute freestyle. Addressing everything from the NFL protests & Puerto Rico to the Mexico border walls & Charlottesville, Em delivered an acapella cypher that any anti-Trump supporter will appreciate. Well, anyone but maybe Vince Staples that is.
On Friday, Vince Staples made an appearance at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art for Pitchfork’s In Sight Out series, where he allegedly spoke on Eminem’s recent freestyle. Pitchfork claims that Vince called Em’s freestyle “trash” and that “he could do better,” but apparently he was just kidding. Shortly after Pitchfork published the story “Vince Staples Calls Eminem’s Trump Freestyle ‘Trash'," the West Coast rapper jumped on Twitter and cleared the air that his words were taken out of context and it simply all in good fun.
“The mnm statement was all in good fun I like him & Kim. @Pitchfork took it out of context because they thirsty," he tweeted. "Lemme get these jokes off. And yall not about to sit here and try to convince me the Donald the bitch line had y’all out y’all seat shut up. How we gonna clown Xtentacion for rapping like a sorcerer on XXL but let M go full assasins creed & then deny me the right to my jokes. Me not being able to make jokes about mnm is white supremacy @pitchfork don’t make me call Cornell West. Somebody must have emailed yall mad huh? https://twitter.com/pitchfork/status/919049720923873280 …”
Check out the series of tweets (below) and we’ll keep you posted if any more from this story develops. In the meantime, be sure to revisit Vince's latest album, Big Fish Theory, right here if you've been sleeping on it.