Look, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo wrote “Say It Ain’t So.” That buys you a lot of goodwill. We’re always going to give Cuomo a lot of chances, even if that’s basically what we’ve been doing for the past 15 years. But we’ve got to dispel this notion that it’s cool for white rock stars to play kinda-ironic acoustic covers of rap hits. It just makes everyone look bad. After covering Rae Sremmurd’s “Come Get Her” on acoustic guitar last month, Cuomo now has posted an Instagram video of himself covering Fetty Wap’s 2015 smash “Trap Queen,” and he didn’t even have the decency to black out one of the lenses of his glasses. Actually, if there’s anything remarkable about Cuomo’s cover, it’s that he basically makes “Trap Queen” sound like a Weezer song. Thematically, it’s not that far removed from “Hash Pipe,” you know? Go ahead and check it out below.
Weezer’s self-titled White Album is out 4/1. Are you more excited for it now?