Jack Harlow has been an instant hit in the music industry. The rapper has been dominating the rap scene with his music talents. Still, some are not fond of his success in the rap game. It appears veteran rapper DMC has some thoughts on his success.

Recently, TMZ caught up with DMC as he was leaving NBC Studios in New York. The outlet asked him to share his opinion on Jack Harlow’s status. The 57-year old rapper seemed a bit confused while signing autographs but he offered up a good point about a musician’s color being irrelevant.

The reporter said, “He [Jack Harlow] is number one right now, and some people think it’s because he’s a white guy,” before asking DMC, “What are your thoughts on that?” The rapper shared that he doesn’t have “any thoughts on that,” before explaining “people like his music.”

When he was asked why people are making such assumptions that Harlow’s success is due to the color of his skin, DMC jumped to Jack’s defense and said, “people are ignorant.” He then proclaimed that, “art doesn’t have a color” before adding, “art succeeds where politics and religion fails.”

As you know, Jack’s new single “First Class” recently hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100. DMC comments come just days after Top Dawg Entertainment President Terrence “Punch” Henderson sparked a debate on Twitter by saying Black artists have to be more awesome than their white counterparts to make it big. You can check out his tweet as well as DMC’s interaction below.

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Shubham Banerjee

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