Vince Staples clarifies his 2015 comments on 90's hip-hop.
Vince Staples sparked a bit of controversy after he commented on hip-hop in the '90s in 2015. Unfortunately, the comments he made still comes up in his interviews three years later. Most recently, Long Beach, CA rapper clarified the comments once and for all on The Joe Budden podcast.
During a brief phone call on the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, Vince Staples called in and explained that Time Magazine took his comments out of context. He said that he was simply stating Biggie and Tupac were two of the only hip-hop acts in the 90's to attain mainstream success.
"I'm gonna tell you how that went down, because they did me dirty. I'm lowkey still mad about it," he said. "They said, 'You wanna talk about '90's hip-hop?' I said, 'I'm not talking about hip-hop to Time magazine; that's exactly what I said. Then they said, 'Alright, you can talk about '90s pop culture.' I'm on a Def Jam press run. Y'all know what a Def Jam press run is. [...] They was talking about sports, and then go to pop culture; and then they go to hip-hop being bigger now than it was then."
He added, "That's why I said their two names, because they were for everybody, and there were more [rappers] for everybody after the fact."
"Everybody needs to stop fighting. None of you n***as is really with the business. My n***a Cardi B, my n***a Nicki, they ready to catch a body ’round this mothafucka," he said. "Stop pretending you n***as is out like that. Shoutout Cardi, shoutout Nicki. Let's keep this shit gangsta. Hip-hop too nice."
Peep Vince's conversation with Joe Budden below around the 17:20 min. mark.