Every fandom has cringeworthy subsections, and the hip-hop world is no different.
There are many different types of annoying rap fans, but for the sake of everyone’s sanity, we've narrowed down the list to the worst of the worst.
Here are the 10 most annoying types of rap fans.
1. THE "I LIKED THEM BEFORE THEY BLEW UP" FAN
“You didn’t know who Chance The Rapper was until Coloring Book? I listened to all his old stuff, back when he was recording a cappella freestyles on a five-dollar tape recorder in his middle school bathroom.”
“You discovered Kendrick in 2012? I've been a Kendrick fan since I found a leaked recording of him singing 'Happy Birthday' to his Aunt Susan when he was seven years old.”
“You didn’t like J. Cole until 2014? I’ve been a Cole fan since before he was born, when his mom would sing along to songs by The Sugarhill Gang while she was pregnant with him.”
2. BANDWAGON HATERS
There are certain rappers that are cool to hate—mandatory even. Russ is a good example. Rap fans on Twitter have such an intense loathing for this man. Why is the hatred so extreme? Did Russ take a dump in the back of your car? Did he waterboard your grandparents? Did I miss some huge New York Times exposé where we found out Russ was the Zodiac Killer?
Same goes for Logic, J. Cole, G-Eazy, and countless other A-list names. I once tweeted that I enjoyed a Logic album and someone burned my house down.
3. THE “I HATE RAP BUT I LOVE EMINEM” FAN
If I had a dollar for every time some Cheeto-fingered white guy with a South Park T-shirt and a Mountain Dew addiction told me he “hates rap” but “loves Eminem,” I'd be as rich as Eminem. “Rap sucks but I love Eminem” is just code for “I'm a racist douchebag who plays too much Call of Duty and thinks wrestling is real.”
4. THE FAN WHO AUTOMATICALLY HATES ANYTHING "MAINSTREAM"
“I only listen to underground rap, not that mainstream crap on the radio,” said Brian while sipping his locally-brewed craft beer. “Hip-hop is meant to elevate the mind,” he continued to rant, “rap is about real lyrics, real stories, real messages.” He was talking to no one. His Tinder date left 15 minutes ago.
5. THE SUBURBAN WHITE FAN WHO COMPLAINS THAT RAPPERS AREN’T THUGS ANYMORE
Whenever I hear someone say, “Rappers are too soft now, I miss when rappers were REAL gangsters,” it’s usually a suburban white kid who went to private school. They fetishize the “gangster” lifestyle and they love “thugs” (even though they called Trayvon Martin a “thug” in a passionate #BlueLivesMatter Facebook rant.) Hmmmmm......
“These rappers nowadays are such pussies.” Shut up, Chad, you’re wearing khakis.
6. THE “I MISS TUPAC” FAN WHO ONLY KNOWS THREE TUPAC SONGS
“These rappers nowadays suck. I miss Tupac. If Tupac was still alive, Lil Wayne would be working at McDonald's!”
Next time you hear someone (not named Lil Yachty) say something along these lines, ask him or her to name five Tupac songs and watch them nervously change the subject.
Tupac is a legend, but he has such an obnoxious fanbase; he's like the Rick and Morty of rap.
7. THE WHITE GIRL WHO OVERCOMPENSATES WITH HOW MUCH SHE LOVES RAP TO SHOW HOW NOT RACIST SHE IS
I know this is very specific but this girl exists by the zillions.
Her cover photo on Facebook is the To Pimp a Butterfly album cover even though she’s only heard three songs from it. She posted about Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” video 12 times to make sure everyone knows she’s seen it.
“This is SO important, EVERYONE needs to watch this video, especially wh*te people, a perfect deconstruction of the inequitable, autocratic, Eurocentric, problematic capitalistic framework of contemporary American society.”
We get it, Lisa, you're woke. Now go drink a vegan latte and watch a Zach Braff movie.
8. THE DUDE WHO THINKS HE’S INTRODUCING YOU TO "DANCE WITH THE DEVIL" BY IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE
“DUDE, I gotta play you this CRAZY song, no one has heard of it, but it’s gonna blow your mind.”
"Dance With the Devil" by Immortal Technique, released in 2001, is like the G-spot—every dude who finds it thinks he’s the first one to ever discover it.
9. THE FAN WHO OVERUSES DRAKE QUOTES FOR INSTAGRAM CAPTIONS
A frat bro posting a picture of himself at a party with the caption “I'm here for a good time, not a long time.”
Some girl in sweatpants eating Chinese food at home and posting a picture like, “Sweatpants, hair tied, chillin' with no makeup on.”
Some lame douchebag about to go out on a Friday posting a douchey selfie with the caption “On my worst behavior.” YUCK.
Wait... that last one was me.
10. DJBOOTH WRITERS
... Jesus Christ, don’t even get me started.