Talib Kweli Labels Kanye West a "Poser" Following His "Backpack Rap" Comments

“Since when did we celebrate posers in hip-hop?”

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Talib Kweli publicly labelled Kanye West a “poser” in response to Ye’s “backpack rap” comments during his extensive Drink Champs interview.

The Black Star member took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the matter, writing the dictionary definition of a “poser” and admitting that he was unsure of how to react. “Poser (noun) – a person who pretends what he or she is not… an affected or insincere person,” he wrote in the caption of the interview snippet. “Real question- since when did we celebrate posers in hip-hop? I don’t even know whether to laugh or be offended anymore.”

Drink Champs host N.O.R.E. addressed Kweli’s post with a bunch of laughing emojis, but Ye has not acknowledged Kweli’s comments as of writing.

West admitted during his interview that it was easier for him to “pose like a backpacker” and apologized to the community. “I’m sorry to all the backpack community, due to the fact that I was from the streets but I never killed anybody, it was just easier for me to pose like a backpacker but I actually really love street n****s,” he said. He added, “I apologize, once again, to Kweli. I’m sorry I never f*cked with your raps.”

In related news, Big Sean and Hit-Boy explained why Ye “can be very difficult to work with.”

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