Vince Staples is always entertaining. He's proven time and time again that he's one of the best rappers and cultural commentators currently working. Staples' interviews tend to be a little more wide-ranging than most, with journalists giving the rapper the space to expound on anything that's currently happening.
That was the case in a new interview with GQ, where a supposed on-tour interview was guided into discussions about everything from Jussie Smollett to presidential fashion to the entire gossip industry. As always, Staples was candid and opinionated on every subject the interviewer tossed his way.
If you are wondering, Staples doesn't understand why Jussie Smollett is facing time for fraud when the Chicago Police aren't regularly held to the same standard.
"Ah, man, free the Juice Man. He's just running a little scam," he said. "Hopefully he don't get time because police are smoking people, falsifying police reports, and they get to go home, so let my boy go home."
Staples also felt that Smollett's decision to pull a scam was an indictment against the entertainment industry more than Smollett's character.
"Shit, the fact he feels like he has to do that says more about this world and less about him," he said. "Because nobody wants to do that."
While Staples has always proven to be an astute fashion critic, he didn't really want to discuss former president Barack Obama's bomber jacket.
"It just had a number on it. People are easily pleased nowadays. What am I supposed to say? He had on a black bomber jacket and they had the number 44 on the sleeve. What the fuck do that mean?" he said, before being asked to comment on Trump's fashion sense. "Why? Why do we care about either one of them? Why do I care that he got a number on the side of his bomber jacket from Uniqlo? And why do I care if Trump tapes his ties together?"
Vince saved his most cutting critique for gossip websites and the people who enjoy indulging in the dramatic bits of famous people's relationships. He also accused the people who peddle whisperings about relationships as cowardly, afraid to go after targets who might pull up on them.
"Shit, that's not my business," he said of Khloe Kardashian's recent relationship drama. "And I think everybody who is obsessed with that on the internet is a loser. I really think that they're lame as fuck. I think everyone involved is a fucking loser. I think the journalists are fucking losers. I think the people who are making jokes out of people's lives are all fucking losers because they know who they do that shit to."
"If something happened to me and Jerry O'Connell tried to crack a joke, we are going to come find you. And then what?" he continued. "But they know who to play with."