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Westside Gunn Responds to Critics of His Possible ‘Hitler Wears Hermes’ Album Cover
After uploading an image with Nazi symbols, presumably the cover for new album Hitler Wears Hermes 11, Westside Gunn responded to backlash on social media.
Westside Gunn is standing on the potential album cover for the new LP Hitler Wears Hermes 11. On Saturday (May 27), the 40-year-old Griselda member uploaded an image of presumed cocaine packages with Nazi symbols and the word “Hitler” stamped on a parcel. Fans responded negatively to the artwork, with one fan assuming that Gunn, legal name Alvin Worthy, would soon collaborate with Kanye West.
\u201cyknow i get what hes going for, but stretching the hitler/nazi stuff for like 10+ albums is a little much\u201d— Kate (@Kate) 1685390159
\u201cIs it time that we start having a conversation that using Nazi imagery as part of your aesthetic is kinda\u2026 weird?\u201d— Vini \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\u26a7\ufe0f (@Vini \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\u26a7\ufe0f) 1685278173
Many of Gunn’s supporters and critics went on to argue over the image, which the rapper ultimately responded to on Sunday (May 28). He doubled down on the artwork choice, while also calling responders “bums.”
\u201cWSG hate is the best shit on the internet, bc while I\u2019m getting hated on Im either in my mansion, a luxury vehicle, island with my entire family, or a 5star something in the best clothes money can buy, smelling great & worth MILLIONS or even places u couldn\u2019t dare go bc I\u2019m a \ud83d\udc10\u201d— WESTSIDEGUNN (@WESTSIDEGUNN) 1685304668
\u201cI spit on bums your beneath me pew pew pew pew (that\u2019s me spitting) pew pew pew pew (that\u2019s me sitting more) \ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02\u201d— WESTSIDEGUNN (@WESTSIDEGUNN) 1685304753
\u201cIt be funny bc u dummies really think somebody on a app can affect my day in anyway u dumber than I already thought u was \ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02 I got everything I want in life incl my FAMILY what possibly can anybody do to me I won before I even started, y\u2019all bums just got internet \ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02\u201d— WESTSIDEGUNN (@WESTSIDEGUNN) 1685367473
He also went on to troll some followers, posting proof of him donating to a GoFundMe for multiple Buffalo residents.
\u201cI LOVE EVERYBODY WHO LOVES ME\u2026 I\u2019m thankful & grateful and GOD IS THE GREATEST!! I\u2019m something that\u2019s never been seen before I can\u2019t help it if a MF can\u2019t catch up, it\u2019s funny bc ppl forget I\u2019m the one who inspire all the MFs that\u2019s quote on quote elite and that\u2019s with no effort\u201d— WESTSIDEGUNN (@WESTSIDEGUNN) 1685370441
HWH 11 potentially marks the end of Gunn’s retirement, as he previously shared in February that the tenth installment of the series would be his last.
“A lot of people in this game, they come and go. For me to be able to say I did it 10 times is legendary in itself. That’s just [to] let you know that I’ve been putting in work for a decade, and a lot [of] people can’t say that,” he told High Times.
“Even after a decade, I’m just now starting to get certain looks after 10 years of working. That just lets you know you just gotta work hard, stay consistent and don’t give up ‘cause there’s always another level,” he added. “I carved my own lane, so I’m already happy. I don’t care if I don’t get no bigger than what I am now, for what I’ve done in these 10 years, I done carved my own lane, I did it my own way and I’m super happy.”
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