Jack Harlow Defends Kanye West: ‘He Sees Himself As Mozart Or Beethoven’
Jack Harlow’s studious ways when it comes to Hip Hop’s history have played an integral in his mainstream ascension and ability to navigate the genre unlike most of his contemporaries. In a feature for British GQ, the Louisville native touched on Kanye West’s vulnerability in his decorated discography and defended the antics surrounding Donda‘s release.
“I think people appreciate truth and I think when you have guys like Kanye and songs like ‘All Falls Down’ and being that vulnerable,” Harlow said. “It changed so many people’s lives. As opposed to ‘Here’s why I am the shit,’ it’s ‘Here’s why I am not the shit.’”
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In the past, Kanye West has compared himself to the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, William Shakespeare, Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso, but Jack Harlow added historic composers Mozart and Beethoven to the list.
“I think he sees himself as Mozart or Beethoven,” the “WHATS POPPIN” rapper continued. “I think he’s worried, not about what it looks like now but what it will look like in 100 years. Take what happened with the Taylor Swift situation: at the time it was all pitchforks, but now people treat that as iconic.”
As far as the Donda rollout, Jack Harlow believes it will be stained in viewers’ memories for years to come.
“I am always fascinated to see what he does next,” he said. “This Donda roll-out, people are going to remember that for years.”
While Kanye and Harlow are yet to combine vocals on a track, Yeezy did earn a co-production credit on Jack Harlow and Lil Nas X’s “INDUSTRY BABY,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time this week, earning Harlow his first No. 1. hit.