This to some degree always with happens with black music. Some white people over identify with what they consider to be an "authentic" version of it, and ignore what actual black audiences are listening to and enjoying. Used to get it with roots reggae "vs" dancehall/ragga.
This and I think also it's important for them to feel like they're actually part of a scene, having a place in a hierarchy, and if youre a suburban white kid you obviously would never have a place in grime or whatever so why invest yourself in it. 90s hip-hop culture has everything mapped out for you very easy to choose a position in the scene and attach your entire identity to it but then once you're there you have this conundrum of it's whiteness and all the black music scenes that have succeeded it so they have to cling on to this kind of righteousness to justify it all, which can easily fall into forms of racism. Very similar to all the global white reggae scenes actually.A lot of it has to do with the superioty complex that develops in your youth I think--the older you get you don't really give a shit but if you're a certain way inclined music matters so much in your teens and early twenties & part of that for nerds is the idea that your taste trumps all others I think
Sure not saying it is, he seems like a smart lad probably knows its important to play up to it for the courtcase but I don't think he'd be saying it without there being an element of truth in there. Especially for people like him who have broken through, all that money isn't just coming from the ends is it. I find zeze mills annoying and not a fan of loski really but it's an interesting interview.It's obviously not a fantasy though. Maybe his lawyer told him to say that.