Manchester rapper Aitch has spoken out about abuse levelled at him on social media, his thoughts on ‘men hating on girls’ and what he believes is the difference between Manchester and London.
His comments came after trolls flooded social media, fat-shaming the plus-size models he featured on the cover art for his new music.
Harrison Armstrong – known as Aitch – is a proud Moston man and continues to reference Manchester in the smash hits that have made him a household name.
Featuring in a remix of Ed Sheeran’s Take Me Back to London alongside grime king Stormzy, Aitch pledged his love for Manchester as he rapped ‘take me back to Manny’.
The rapper, too, gave a shout out to his hometown of Moston on the track, featuring on his 2020 album Polaris.
Aitch has been one of a few big names in music, including the likes of Bugzy Malone, to draw the music scene’s attention from London-based rap to the Mancunian scene.
In one of his latest interviews, the rapper spoke about the differences between London and Manchester
The rap star told hosts of the Spotify original podcast, Who We Be TALKS_: “London is where it’s at business-wise, and that’s where everyone else is at but Manchester has got a little different, creative edge to it that London doesn’t have.
“I’m not saying it’s better but it’s just different.
“People definitely smile more in Manchester and a lot is going on in London, whereas in Manchester, it’s slower and calmer. I guess that’s because there are not as many people in it.”
“You just get more boujee in London, that’s why people don’t rate me no more as I’ve been down here,” the rapper joked.
Earlier this month, the musician saw a buzz over the cover of his new single, Learning Curve.
On the progressive cover, 21-year-old Aitch can be seen surrounded by plus-size models, inclusive of a number of different skin tones.
Fans praised the move, saying his cover challenging the images typically used in the genre.
However, a number of critics fat-shamed the models, prompting Aitch to take a swipe at those bullying the women: “All the negative stuff was mad to see; obviously, rappers get hate all the time, but it was a lot.
“It was also s*** to see men hating on girls that much, it’s hard to witness.
“If you’re going to comment and say that this tune is s***, then that’s fine, say no more, you can do.
“But why are you going to comment about a girl?
“However, I also found out after I posted that picture how many men behind-the-scenes low-key like plus size girls, and how many were hiding from it.”
Aitch explained the inspiration behind the cover, saying: “That’s my vibe, if you listen to a couple of my songs and previous lines, certain bars, I reference it, and I know other people do like fuller figures.
“I think it’s a thing where people don’t want to admit it, and I’ve seen a few things where girls have said, ‘oh guys just want to do one night with us and never date us.’”
The Moston rapper then launched into a revealing explanation of the fickle nature of social media trolls: “Sometimes people who comment just want you to react, so for instance, I get messages and people are like ‘yo, come to this place and I’ll F you up’.
“I reply saying ‘what are you talking about’ and then they go ‘I am such a big fan of your music’.
“It’s like bro do you know what you’ve just said to me, what are you talking about?!”
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