Fivio Foreign is fighting for the future of drill music. The New York rapper has been defending the subgenre, which often incorporates violent themes into its lyrics. Fivio has broken through to the mainstream as the NYPD has been trying to crack down on drill rap, as they say it leads to increased gang violence.
Drill has been popular for years as in the mainstream of rap music. Chief Keef, Lil Durk, and Fivio are among the most well-known names. Foreign was recently spotted exiting a meeting where he defended the controversial music.
TMZ caught up with Fivio Foreign as he left The Palm in New York. Fivio was discussing the future of the genre on the New York airwaves. The meeting went well. Fivio explained his stance as he left the get-together.
“This the drill community. And I know like, the police and everybody, lookin’ at n*ggas like, ‘N*ggas startin’ trouble.’ N*ggas ain’t really startin’ trouble. They’re just trying to feed their kids.”
Fivio was asked about the potential for drill rappers to get arrested because of the lyrics. Fivio didn’t agree whatsoever. He said you’d also have to arrest Denzel Washington for being a bad cop in Training Day.
The future of Drill in NYC is up in the air. Fivio Foreign is going to fight until the bitter end. Despite its violent undertones, Fivio believes it’s simply a matter of free expression.
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