Jack Harlow has been enjoying his meteoric rise to fame. Harlow’s recent collaboration with Lil Nas X, “Industry Baby” achieved the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. He has also received a lot of attention because he is a white rapper, even causing controversy after getting love at the BET Awards.

In a recent interview with GQ, Harlow opened up about his music career. More specifically, the rapper talked about what it means to be a white rapper, which is a them he notably doesn’t explore in his music.

I think what has worked for me is that my music has never been about the fact that I am white. I don’t try to lean into the, “Hey, I’m the white boy.” I try not to make it a novelty. I rap from the heart, rather than trying to do a white version of the art form.

Harlow also talked about suffering from impostor syndrome, and how he deals with it. “You have to bounce with it,” the rapper explained, saying that for him, it is a combination of “self-doubt combined with moments of I am who I think I am.”

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Abhishek Kar

Abhishek Kar is a freelance writer and a full-time pop culture enthusiast from India. In his spare time, he likes to paint.

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