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Nav Deems "Trash" While Calling Out Editor-In-Chief Over Freshman List

Toronto MC Navwent afterXXL Magazine and its editor-in-chief on Monday (March 19), airing out his frustrations onsocial media and characterizingthe publication and its annual Freshman List up-and-comers asirrelevant.

“To my fellow artists,” he wrote. “We shouldn’t look to a magazine for validation or to tell us if we ‘hot or not’, especially one that hasn’t been credible for 10 years @xxl. Make music for yourself and your fans. I would never show up for the Freshman list cuz I don’t need their approval.”

The statement references a lyric from Nav’s newest single called “Freshman List,” which he dropped ahead his upcoming Freshman Tour with 88Glam.

He also added the magazine and website were “trash.”

Nav continued his tirade byrefusing to “wine and dine”XXL Editor-In-Chief Vanessa Satten.

Alongside a photo Satten, he wrote, “This is who decides who’s on the @xxl Freshman List. I refuse to wine and dine you and play you my new music before my fans.”

This is something that’s evidently been on Nav’smind lately. For the majority “Freshman List,” he raps about not needing anyone’s approval.

Listen to the trackbelow.