ScHoolboy Q Blasts XXL for ‘Disrespectful’ Black Hippy Cover
ScHoolboy Q isn’t too happy with XXL’s recent cover, which features himself and the members of the Black Hippy crew — Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar. Like his rap brother Ab-Soul, the ‘Collard Greens’ rhymer has taken issue with how the publication represented them as a whole.
The issue at hand is the magazine’s tagline: “Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy.” “That’s so disrespectful,” Q tells MTV News about XXL singling out Kendrick from the rest of the group. “We didn’t go into that shoot saying, ‘This is Kendrick with Black Hippy.’ We went in there and said, ‘This is a Black Hippy shoot,’ so we expect a Black Hippy shoot.”
Q is aware of Kendrick’s success and is mindful that the rest of the group still has a lot of catching up to do. “Kendrick is away ahead of us,’ he shares. “He’s a platinum artist.”
Jay Rock was a little more diplomatic with his view on the XXL issue, simply giving a reminder that they’re still a group no matter how others may want to represent them. “Personally, I never take offense to that,” he expresses. “Because at the end of the day, whether it’s just Kendrick’s name or ‘Q and Black Hippy,’ or ‘Ab-Soul Black Hippy,’ that’s us, still, because we’re all in this s— together.”
Fellow Black Hippy member Ab-Soul was the first member of the group to bash the XXL cover. He took to Twitter shortly after the cover was revealed last month to let people know he wasn’t supporting the tagline.
If y’all keep printing “Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy” I will remove myself from the group. Thanks.
— ab-soul (@abdashsoul) October 16, 2013
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