Kurt Cobain Rant On ‘Misogynist’ Hip Hop Leaks: ‘The White Man Can’t Rap’


Roberto Lorusso has shared a never before heard 1991 interview with Kurt Cobain on CTV. Alternative Nation transcribed Cobain’s comments about rap music.

Lorusso asked, “I read you’re a big fan of rap but dislike white rap groups, and this is a quote: ‘The white man has ripped off the black man for long enough.’ How do you feel about Consolidated?'”

Cobain responded, “Oh, I don’t know. Was I drunk at that time? I’m a fan of rap music, but most of it is so misogynist that I can’t even deal with it. I’m really not that much of a fan, I totally respect and love it because it’s one of the only original forms of music that’s been introduced, but the white man doing rap is just like watching a white man dance. We can’t dance, we can’t rap.”

“I’m getting really bored with the same questions all the time,” Cobain says at one point. “You know, it’s understandable… We don’t have much of an image, so there’s not much story behind our band, and so what people can grasp, you know, they base their interview off of that.”

The interview concludes with Lorusso asking Cobain about major future plans.

“Whatever, I don’t know,” Cobain replied. “Televisions out the window, red snapper, fire extinguishers, sparklers, fireworks.”