Earlier this week XXL revealed their freshman class, "The New Wave." The roaster is made up of Dave East, 21 Savage, G Herbo, Lil Dicky, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Desiigner, Anderson Paak, Kodak Black and Denzel Curry. The roaster has again created some controversy, as it's nearly impossible to satisfy everyone. Despite music taste being subjective, it was difficult to not notice that Post Malone didn't make the cut.
However, Posty's absence from the cover has nothing to do with his talent, rather a misunderstanding. XXL editor-in-chief Vanessa Satton joined The Breakfast Club where she discussed the 2016 freshman class and why Post Malone wasn't part of "The New Wave." According to Satton, Post Malone's camp mentioned that the "White Iverson" rapper was readjusting his musical focus, steering away from hip-hop and more toward country and rock.
When Post Malone got around to watching the interview, he apparently didn't agree with Satton and turned to Instagram to post an open letter denying her claims. The letter was addressed to Vanessa, XXL, Internet and etc.
"I have a hip-hop album coming out in August. I made a HIP HOP mixtape to promote my HIP HOP album," the Texas native said, referencing his recent mixtape August 26.
He went on to explain that the real reason he didn't make the XXL cut was because he was "too tired" to take the 6-hour flight to New York for the photoshoot.
Satton then replied with an open letter of her own, in which she reiterated her original claims and blames his camp for giving her any information that they wouldn't have wanted to be repeated.
"If you did not like that answer, you and your team should've told us something different because all I did was repeat what I was told"