XXL debate Freshmen 2012 Class choices with Peter Rosenberg [Video]

To say that XXL Magazine have experienced backlash from their Freshmen 2012 cover would be an understatement. Sure, the issue stirs up debates every year, but there’s no denying the overwhelming negativity towards the list this year, primarily through social networks.

So to fight their corner, XXL‘s Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten, joined by Executive Editor Jayson Rodriguez and Digital Content Director Carl Chery, guested on outspoken Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg‘s show to defend their choices. The trio spoke on the criteria upon which they select the freshmen, rescinded Chip Tha Ripper‘s claims and the reason behind the absence of shoe-in A$AP Rocky.

Watch the additional video below for an extra helping of heated discussion in which host Rosenberg takes shots at a few (a lot of) the Freshmen picks, and goes on to rant about missing faces. He doesn’t hesitate to throw the word “trash” about, either.

I won’t spoil too much for you, though. Watch both clips below and let us know if you agree with the XXL staff or Peter Rosenberg.

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