Vince Staples Responds To The Lady Who Was Really Upset About Him

In the last few days, anyone who pays attention to music on the internet probably ran across a video of one very upset lady. A young mother apparently heard Vince Staples’ 2015 single “Norf Norf” on a pop radio station and recorded herself freaking out and crying while reading the song’s lyrics on her webcam. The video is at least a few months old, but it went completely viral in the last two days. And now Staples himself has said a few words about it, showing some serious empathy in refusing to condemn the woman.

The Independent spoke to Staples about the video, and it quotes him as calling the video “nonsensical.” Talking to the newspaper, Staples also had this to say:

I don’t really have much to say about the video — I don’t think it’s funny at all. It’s not right to attack someone over their stance, their opinions, and their religion. I think that’s very immature… It’s just not right that’s she’s being attacked. It’s not okay…

We already have a lot of issues between black and white relations in this country based on misunderstandings. In my eyes, she doesn’t look like a racist. She doesn’t look like a mean person. But it’s not very responsible for people to try to take that and jump, looking for some sort of commentary on these issues [in the community].

Staples wasn’t happy about how the piece in The Independent turned out, so he made a few more comments on Twitter:

Vince staples is 23, and he showed a whole lot more maturity in discussing this than the rest of us have. It would’ve been pretty easy for him to join the rest of the internet in doing the point-and-laugh thing, and he deserves credit for taking the high road and getting into the deeper issues behind that video.