Lupe Fiasco took to Instagram to school Migos rapper, Offset, after he made the comment that “older artists should kiss Migos’ feet” and be thanking new artists for making Hip-Hop the number one genre of music.
Lupe posted a lengthy breakdown of his feelings about Offset's claims:
"Firstly let me say that I’m a huge fan of the Migos (specifically Emitt Smith & Fight Night. Also when I go to the club I only really get up and dance dance my little dance to Migos. True story)" he began the post.
He then explained why he felt that kissing their feet was not one that Offset should have used:
"Secondly let me say that the only visceral problem with brother offsets statement is the use of the cliche “kissing feet”. That’s not a sign of respect that’s an act of subjugation of something lower to something higher and as Busta Rhymes told me when it comes to rap there are no classes, or superiors vs inferiors," Lupe wrote.
He then continued to breakdown unity and respect in the culture of Hip-Hop:
"We are all a team. Each with individual attributes that add their special skill set and energy to the whole. The metrics of industry don’t successfully define the essence of hiphop nor do they replace its legacy or the efforts of its pioneers who achieved great things with little to nothing in terms of materials (i.e. the internet and massive marketing budgets) and from that poverty of capital created a Culture, not a business, a legitimate Culture and were actively combatted by opposing forces from all walks of life. Streaming and selling records is only a part of the project that is hip hop. It’s a great feeling and milestone to sell a million records and be celebrated for that achievement.
"Our feet don’t belong on the mouths of our pioneers they belong on their shoulders."
He wrapped up the post with:
"The true rapper is the one who continues to do it when it’s no money, no fame, no cars, no jewelry...just the love of the craft that keeps them on that grind. That’s the bar. Everything else other than that is just filler and cap."
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