Trippie explained his decision in a recent Instagram post.
XXL began to rollout the continent surrounding their Freshman Class of 2018 with a series of freestyles last week. Ski Mask The Slump God and J.I.D recently kickstarted the cypher portion of the series with a bang – but apparently Trippie Redd (one of the other selected freshman) has chosen to not participate.
“Fuck all that shit. I wasn’t left off the cypher or none of that shit. I just didn’t want to do it,” said Trippie on his Instagram account. “Nothing against XXL or them people, but I just didn’t wanna be a part of that. I wanted to do my freestyle, that’s all I cared about. That’s all I wanted to do was show y’all what I can do.”
Redd’s opinion comes after much praise surrounding his freestyle entry, making eyebrows raise at the fact that he won’t be partaking in a cypher. It also puts forth the notion that future Freshman can opt out of the video content, which will make for an interesting scene next year.