When asked what Kendrick Lamar’s chances are of securing the award for Best Hip Hop Video at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, TDE rapper ScHoolboy Q made quite the surprising revelation when he suggested that Seattle duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis should instead take the win thanks to their “Can’t Hold Us” music video.
"Of course I'm rooting for Kendrick, but Macklemore probably should win. I'm pretty sure Kendrick believes that too,” said ScHoolboy Q. “We appreciate good stuff. You know what I’m saying? And that video is crazy. I appreciate what Macklemore did with that video. I liked it better than Kendrick’s.”
With well over 100 million views on YouTube, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us” video will face off against Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools,” Drake’s “Started From The Bottom,” J. Cole’s “Power Trip,” and A$AP Rocky’s “Fuckin’ Problems” in the Best Hip Hop Video category at the VMAs.
Later in his interview with “Rap Fix Live,” ScHoolboy Q provided a minor update on his much-anticipated Oxymoron album. According to the “Collard Greens” rapper, a release date for the project will be revealed once all the samples featured on the album are cleared.
“I just have to clear some samples man," Q said. "I don’t want to say nothing because it’s like I can’t say it because what if this doesn’t happen right? You get what I’m saying? Then I have to replay it or I have to do another song to take over for this spot. You get what I’m saying? So, I don’t want to jump the guns too fast.”
Video of ScHoolboy Q on “Rap Fix Live” can be found below.