Jack Harlow Hails Lil Nas X As A “Hero” For Facing The Criticism: “Homophobia Still Exists”
Jack Harlow and Lil Nas X collaborated on “Industry Baby,” and despite the harsh criticism they both received, the song rose to the top of the charts.
The rapper has become the topic of Hip Hop, thus it’s time for a Jack Harlow takeover. Harlow’s album Come Home The Kids Miss You was out yesterday (May 6) and has been a hot topic since its release. We’ve also received numerous fresh interviews from Harlow, in which he discussed lending his voice to Lil Nas X’s smash track “Industry Baby.”
Lil Nas X and Harlow collaborated on an LGBTQIA+-friendly music video, but the homophobic remarks bothered the Kentucky rapper.
“The totally inappropriate reaction to him lets you know that we still have some progress to be made,” Harlow told The Guardian. “And you hear it in passing; there’s still some homophobia going on. But he’s taking the hit that artists won’t have to take in the future. That’s what makes him a hero.”
Jack Harlow’s Interview With Zane Lowe
In a separate interview with Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe, Harlow discussed “Industry Baby” as a part of his heritage that he treasures.
“I felt like as I was recording the verse, I felt like in 10 years, I’m going to be very proud of this,” he stated. “I feel like my grandkids are going to see this, and once they understand the context of everything, they’re going to be like, ‘Wow. My grandpa did the right thing. It’s tough.’ Yeah, I definitely was like, ‘This is fun. This is progression.’ That’s one thing, the success I’m having, and people are coming around, and the music is working, but one thing I’m really looking forward to next is, I know I have to make contributions… and do new sh*t, push the sh*t forward.”
“I’ve done some things, I’m having some success, but I haven’t fully added my branch to the tree of hip hop yet. I haven’t brought my branch where people can point and Jack Harlow and say, ‘Here’s what he added that no one was giving us before.”‘ I fully plan on doing that. And I’m not saying that’s what that was, but that decision to me felt like one of those steps of like, not everybody would take that step, but it made total sense to me. The song was good, he’s amazing. I loved making the decision. It felt really good.”
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