”I’m Not Some Evil Guy”
6:00AM ET August 21st, 2013
Contributor : Martin James
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Earl Sweatshirt Addresses His Dark Lyrics

Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt has endured criticism in the past for the dark imagery in his lyrics. The rhymer has referenced rape, sexual assault and other macabre acts in his past music, but says that he’s grown a lot and his perspective on such subject matter has changed.

“I’m an adult. I can’t be fucking talking about raping people and sh*t,” he told GQ. “That sh*t’s crazy. As an adult, if you want to talk about rape, there’s certain sh*t that comes along with it.”

Earl referenced his work with sexual assault victims.

“Yeah, so you get to see that side of the fence, and then it’s just f**ked,” he said. “That’s what I’m saying. That fully draws the line, where it’s like you can stand on either side. Either you’re a fool that is down with f**ked up sh*t – I mean, I’m a fan of macabre sh*t, you know what I’m saying? But not like that. At the end of the day, I’m not some evil guy.”

Earl Sweatshirt Addresses His Dark Lyrics