The Pittsburgh kid explains that he’s flattered by the comparison but that people shouldn’t take Trump’s words so seriously.
Donald Trump recently branded Mac Miller “the new Eminem” after the rapper’s video for “Donald Trump” crossed the 20 million views mark on YouTube. According to Mac, the co-sign was appreciated by didn’t think people should be so up in arms about the comparison.
“I thought it was so ridiculous how people got so worked up over him being like, ‘You’re the new Eminem.’ What do you expect him to say? It’s Donald Trump,” he told Hard Knock TV. “He’s not going to be like, ‘I was listening to this Mac Miller kid and he seems influenced by A Tribe Called Quest and he seems like he listened to a lot of Big L growing up and he’s really the going there in Hip Hop.’ All he meant was that I’m a white rapper and I’m blowing up.”
The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native said that many considered the comparison to be outrageous, but that he’s more excited about reaching a level where someone like Trump would give him a co-sign.
“People were like, ‘How could the Donald say that? How could they say that Mac Miller is Eminem? They’re different!’ Obviously, we’re different, dude. Don’t worry about what Donald Trump calls me,” he continued. “I was just excited that I’ve reached a level where someone like that, I’m on their radar. I’m ‘bout to hit him to borrow the jet real quick. That man’s got paper. I’ll get there though. He definitely thinks he’s the coolest dude in Hip Hop. He’s like, 20 million views, the ‘Donald Trump’ song, ‘I’m pretty proud of that!’”