After quoting his own lyrics — "I wouldn't show up for the Freshman List" — he hit caps lock and let 'er rip with: "FUCK XXL YOUR MAGAZINE IS TRASH… SORRY I MEAN WEBSITE" — complete with some garbage can and laughing tears emojis.
NAV didn't stop there, though. He went on to encourage other artists not to seek validation from magazines, suggesting instead that they create music "for yourself and your fans."
NAV then made things personal, posting a photo of XXL editor-in-chief Vanessa Satten and declaring: "I refuse to wine and dine you and play you my new music before my fans."
See his whole Twitter rant down below.
Satten and XXL haven't responded publicly via their social media channels — at least not yet.
As previously reported, NAV and 88GLAM will embark on the "Freshman Tour" next month.
"I wouldn't show up for the freshman list" FUCK @XXL YOUR MAGAZINE IS TRASH🚮🚮SORRY I MEAN WEBSITE 😂😂— Nav (@beatsbynav) March 19, 2018
To my fellow artists. 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 😈— Nav (@beatsbynav) March 19, 2018