Jack Harlow Says He Doesn’t Rap About Being White

Last week, his collaboration with Lil Nas X, “Industry Baby” peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Kanye West also contributed to, as co-writer and co-producer on the record.

Jack has his opinions about Kanye’s Donda-related capers. In an interview with GQ, the rapper talked about Kanye’s recent aesthetic, which lately has included a lot of Balenciaga and a penchant for masks.

“I think he sees himself as Mozart or Beethoven,” Harlow said of Yeezy. “I think he’s worried, not about what it looks like now but what it will look like in 100 years. Take what happened with the Taylor Swift situation: at the time it was all pitchforks, but now people treat that as iconic. I am always fascinated to see what he does next. This Donda roll-out, people are going to remember that for years.”

Jack also opened up on what it means to be a white person who raps for a living. “I have serious imposter syndrome the whole way through,” he explained. “And then you have to bounce with it and you feel like you are totally where you are supposed to be. Moments of self-doubt combined with moments of I am who I think I am.”

He added, “I think what has worked for me is that my music has never been about the fact that I am white. I don’t try to lean into the, ‘Hey, I’m the white boy.’ I try not to make it a novelty. I rap from the heart, rather than trying to do a white version of the art form.” 

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