Toronto rap legend Pressa (right) sparked a firestorm when he claimed Black Americans “don’t have no culture.”
Pressa is best known in America for dating rapper Benzino‘s daughter, fellow rapper Coi Leray (left).
The 25-year-old, who recently dropped his 2020 EP Gardner Express, made the observations about Black Americans in tweets this week.
“Americans got no culture their biggest culture is Hip Hop mtfs dont even know what island they from they just BLACK like the color [black square emoji][crying laughing emoji].”
Americans got no culture their biggest culture is Hip Hop mtfs dont even know what island they from they just BLACK like the color ?? ?
— Wassa Wassa (@pressapressa) November 11, 2021
The delicate rapper, who is sometimes confused for a girl, went on to say:
“N*ggas be like im BLACK no n*gga u built like a mtf Nigerian [black square emoji][black circle emoji].”
Pressa’s views are shared by Africans, Caribbeans and Black Brits who turn their noses up at Black Americans.
The response from Black Americans was defensive and apologetic. One Twitter user told Pressa, “Well thank slavery for that.”
Non black Americans will always show you their true colors and how they really feel about black Americans eventually cause black Americans not having culture is 100% incorrect #pressa #coileray #BlackAmericans https://t.co/TLKVMvigSh
— Dailyrapupcrew™? (@dailyrapupcrew_) November 12, 2021
Well thank slavery for that.
— ? (@L_Fendii) November 11, 2021
Lol they gone try n flame you for this one
— croxxings (@croxxings) November 11, 2021
Somebody mad their music won’t blow in the states???
— Babyface J? (@Mrr_59FIFTY) November 11, 2021
You’re half Jamaican half Filipino. What are you doing to help these places?
— 10minutebreak (@10minutebreak1) November 11, 2021
When people search your name Coi comes up more than you. Pipe down being this loud and this wrong
— Auntie Ams (@MixCultureFlow) November 12, 2021