While doing The Breakfast Club‘s staple segment, The Rumor Report, on Thursday (June 8), Charlamagne explained where he feels as though the New York rapper is coming from with his criticisms of the most popular music genre in the world.
“I don’t think he should insult rap because we wouldn’t know Bobby Shmurda if it wasn’t for rap,” he said. “Rap is the reason why we know Bobby Shmurda, and I love Bobby Shmurda’s energy and his personality, but I feel like the public isn’t really receptive to his new music. They haven’t really been rocking with his new music since he’s been released from prison.”
The Breakfast Club co-host then said that although Bobby Shmurda wasn’t a snitch and is now home making positive music, the culture doesn’t seem to care about that.
The conversation surrounding the Brooklyn MC’s disdain for rap music arose earlier this week when he went on The Danza Project podcast and urged kids to steer clear of Hip Hop because it’s “dangerous.”
“These kids are following you guys, and you’re rapping about these fucking lifestyles…and it’s very dangerous to the communities [because] these little kids [really] think that [it’s] going on, and you did not even live [any] [of] [it],” the “Hot N-gga” rapper said.
As a result, Shmurda revealed that he no longer likes rap and only catches new music when out clubbing. In his opinion, rap music is meant to uplift people, not influence negativity.
“Rap is supposed to be telling muthafuckas to go from negative to positive, coming from poverty to go to riches…and how to stay in that and how to change,” he continued. “That’s the shit that I want to hear. I wanna hear about living life.”
Rather than listening to rap music, Bobby Shmurda said he prefers reggae these days. In fact, he even stated that he is so out of the loop that another rapper could have dissed him in a song and he wouldn’t have even noticed.
“I don’t know nothing about no rappers,” he added. “[The] only time I listen to rap is when I’m in the club.”
This isn’t the first time Bobby Shmurda has discussed his decision to step away from rap music and make a change. Back in March, Bobby took to Instagram to share his journey toward self-improvement after committing a number of criminal offenses.
His message was clear: Shmurda is ready to pursue a productive and successful future, and he’s determined to make the best use of his time.