Post Malone says it's a struggle being a white rapper - but don't call him a rapper

Post Malone opens up about not wanting to be caged into a certain genre in an interview with GQ, says it's hard being a white rapper.

Emily Treadgold

Post Malone isn't great at interviews, but with Beerbongs and Bentleys due any day now he's doing the promotions and talked to GQ about how he doesn't want to be defined by a certain genre. He says the influences range from Nirvana to Fleet Foxes. Saying he doesn't like it when people label him as hip-hop.

I definitely feel like theres a struggle being a white rapper. But I dont want to be a rapper. I just want to be a person that makes music. I make music that I like and I think that kicks ass, that I think the people who fuck with me as a person and as an artist will like.

Post Malone

When the interviewer asks him how he feels about "working in a primarily black-identified genre of music." He says it's difficult being a white rapper because he just wants to be "a person that makes music."