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Styles P says Billie Eilish doesn’t “get the culture nor is she part of it” in regards to comments about rap

Styles P had a thoughtful response to Billie Eilish’s much-circulated comments about rap music.

February 06, 2020
Styles P says Billie Eilish doesn’t “get the culture nor is she part of it” in regards to comments about rap Styles: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for WE tv / Billie: Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Universal Music Group

New York rapper and The Lox member Styles P has penned a series of tweets questioning the intent and validity of Billie Eilish’s recent comments regarding the supposed authenticity of rap music. Earlier this week, Eilish was quoted as saying that a lot of current rap music consists of “lying.” “It’s like, ‘I got my AK-47 and I’m fuckin’,’ and I’m like, what? You don’t have a gun. ‘And all my bitches…’ I’m like, which bitches? That’s posturing, and that’s not what I’m doing,” the recent Grammy winner said in her Vogue cover story.

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In his tweets, Styles admits that Eilish might be “right,” but that she still doesn’t have any right to make comments on the rap scene when she isn’t part of it. “Who is Billie Eilish[,] why the fuck do we care what she thinks?” Styles asked. “She don’t get the culture nor is she part of it so why do we give a fuck?”

“Rappers can say whatever the fuck the[y] want and pretty much all rappers lie,” he continued. “Society always has some sorta standard for rappers that no one else has to live up to… it’s kind of silly. Rappers are human and eat shit and bleed and cry just like you. Stop putting us on such a high pedestal because you feel we should or shouldn’t do something.”

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Read Styles’ tweets below.

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Styles P says Billie Eilish doesn’t “get the culture nor is she part of it” in regards to comments about rap