Seems as if Lil Boat just can’t escape the critical spotlight. This time it’s Joe Budden who gives him a grilling over the creative process behind his very bizarre album cover.
“A noticeably agitated Joe Budden took Lil Yachty to task on Complex’s new talk show, Everyday Struggle, where he sat down with Yachty, DJ Akademiks and Nadeska Alexis to discuss a range of topics, including Yachty’s controversial album cover for Teenage Emotions. On the cover, Lil Boat is photographed at a movie theater with several “outcasts” surrounding him — an overweight girl, a punk rocker, two gay men, an albino, and a woman with vitiligo. When the Atlanta native explains how he can identify with feeling like an outcast, Budden clearly takes issue with it and immediately calls his claim “bullshit.”
As much as I agree with Joe, and I hate the current mumble rap direction hip hop is taking, I can’t help but feel that this kind of public interrogation will only backfire. The kids seem to like this shit and us old school heads are going to have to find another way to pass on our precious hip hop torch.