Quando Rondo Calls Out the Media for Focusing on Artists’ Lives and Not Music


Quando Rondo has found himself in the headlines for less than desirable reasons over the past year. As a result of the media coverage he’s received, Rondo questions why media outlets are so concerned with artists’ social lives as opposed to their musical output.

In an interview with Rah Ali for OnSite, Rondo said:

“I feel like the internet, I feel like social media, I feel like interviewers, YouTubers whatever, however, whoever it is, I feel like they focus more on the artist life more than they music, […] “That’s kinda crazy. That’s like working at McDonald’s and yo manager asking you about yo girlfriend or if you a girl, asking about your boyfriend every day. Why you not asking me about burgers?”

Rah laughed but rebutted that things are a little different, “Because on social media, a lot of times, you know, artists, they lead with that. People connect with you, yeah, on a music level, then they get interested in who you are ’cause they start to feel like what you speak about in your music, whether you’re an R&B artist or rapper, they feel like that’s who you are.”

Acknowledging Rah’s point but still unwavering, Quando Rondo replied,  “Yeah, but listen. At the end of the day, you can’t get it confused. You can’t feel like, alright, I respect like, say if I’m on a corner and somebody be like, ‘Let me take a picture with you.’ I can’t just be like, ‘Nah.’ Because at the same time, I’mma artist like you just said. They feel like they know me. ‘Feel like’ and ‘do know’ is two different things.”

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