Dave East is not a fan of Lil Nas X’s hit single “Old Town Road.”
The Harlem rapper sounds off 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 of the biggest songs on the planet. Lil Nas X even earned the support of famed country star Billy Ray Cyrus who did an official remix that catapulted to the top of 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 of the state of hip-hop. Wish there wasn't such a rigid binary on this one.
— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) April 18, 2019