Photo credits to Jeff Kravitz

Kurt Cobain once said white people can't rap in previously-unheard 1991 interview

listen 23/11/2018

A London-based physics teacher, Roberto Lorusso has shared a never-heard-before 1991 interview with Kurt Cobain on CTV.

Near the end of the nine-minute interview, Lorusso asked, "I read you’re a big fan of rap but dislike white rap groups, and this is a quote: ‘The white man has ripped off the black man for long enough.’ How do you feel about Consolidated?'”

In response, Cobain said, "Oh, I don’t know. Was I drunk at that time? 

I’m a fan of rap music, but most of it is so misogynist that I can’t even deal with it. 

Cobain continued, "I’m really not that much of a fan, I totally respect and love it because it’s one of the only original forms of music that’s been introduced, but the white man doing rap is just like watching a white man dance. We can’t dance, we can’t rap.”

“I’m getting really bored with the same questions all the time,” Cobain adds at one point. “You know, it’s understandable… We don’t have much of an image, so there’s not much story behind our band, and so what people can grasp, you know, they base their interview off of that.”

As graceful as ever, Cobain still recorded a station I.D. for Lorusso: “You're listening to Left Wing Radio, 94.7... Radio Western… And this is Kurt from Nirvana.”

The interview ends with Lorusso asking Cobain about any major future plans. “Whatever, I don’t know,” Cobain replied. “Televisions out the window, red snapper, fire extinguishers, sparklers, fireworks.”

Listen to the full interview below.