Vince Staples is speaking out against this year’s MTV Video Music Awards host, after Cyrus commented on hip-hop heavyweight Kendrick Lamar in a pre-VMAs interview with Marie Claire.
“There is so much sexism, ageism, you name it,” Cyrus said. “Kendrick Lamar sings about LSD and he’s cool. I do it and I’m a druggie whore.”
Staples didn’t take kindly to the remark, and offered up a reality check for the 22-year-old star.
“She didn’t know who she was talking about,” he said in an interview with i-D. “Kendrick Lamar doesn’t have a song about LSD – that’s A$AP Rocky. So is it either you don’t know what you’re talking about or is it all black people look alike? Either one is fine with me but shut the fuck up Miley Cyrus.”
The song[Hello] is about hurting someone’s feelings but it’s also about trying to stay in touch with myself, which sometimes can be a little bit hard to do. It’s about a yearning for the other side of me. When I’m away, I really, really miss my life at home. The way that I feel when I’m not in England, is… desperation. I can’t breathe anywhere else. I’m so attached to my whole life here. I get worked up that I’m missing out on things. So Hello is about wanting to be at home and wanting to reach out to everyone I’ve ever hurt - including myself - and apologise for it.