Dave East is not a fan Lil Nas X’s hit single “Old Town Road.”
The Harlem rapper sounds f in a video clip posted on his Instagram Live, calling the song “Wack with a cape on it.” Dave East found himself among the minority since “Old Town Road” is currently one the biggest songs on the planet. Lil Nas X even earned the support famed country star Billy Ray Cyrus who did an ficial remix that catapulted to the top the chart last week and broke Drake’s streaming record.
“This f***ing ‘Old Town Road’ sh*t is f***ing wack,” East said in an expletive-laced rant. “I don’t know what the f*** is going on with hip-hop.”
Dave East insists that he is not a hater and is just voicing his opinion on the viral single. “I ain’t no hater, man, but that sh*t is wack with a cape on it. It’s super wack,” he continues.
— WORLDSTARHIPHOP (@WORLDSTAR) April 18, 2019
Twitter quickly clapped back at East for hating on the song and even Lil Nas X appears to have responded. “Old Town Road is a cute guilty pleasure…fun song…borderline parody…but fun…anyone who thinks it’s in the same league or conversation as Dave East has no business talking rap music,” Rosenberg wrote.
Old Town Road is a cute guilty pleasure…fun song…borderline parody…but fun…anyone who thinks it’s in the same league or conversation as Dave East has no business talking rap music
— RosenbergTelevision (@Rosenbergradio) April 18, 2019
I like Dave East and especially appreciate how committed he is to putting out thoughtfully crafted album projects. I think Old Town Road is a fun/silly song that is not (on its own) a reflection the state hip-hop. Wish there wasn't such a rigid binary on this one.
— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) April 18, 2019