Jack Harlow On Success, “I’ve Really Pushed Myself To The Brink”
Jack Harlow has spoken about the pressures of sudden fame, his punishing schedule and dealing with criticism in a new interview with Teen Vogue.
“I’ve really pushed myself to the brink, so now I know what that feels like,” Harlow said when asked about his workload. “It’s all in my hands, what I say yes to. I don’t have anyone to blame except me at the end of the day.”
When asked about the pressures of fame, the rapper was reflective, “The era we live in has forced you, as a public figure, to be hyperaware of the decisions you’re making. Not everything can be, ‘What a charming guy who knows exactly what to say.’ It’s not human. Sometimes you put your foot in your mouth… Everything you say is really liable to affect your career in a crazy way,” he said. “That’s just the nature of where we’re at. But it’s also dependent on your integrity, which is something I feel I have a lot of.”
Jack also spoke about dealing with criticism, “I’ve been so validated by the world over the last year and just put on a pedestal and loved. To experience a taste of the opposite, I think it’s good for my growth,” Harlow sais. “It teaches you not to put too much stock in either because the world is finicky. But I’m proud to say my confidence and my thoughts on my trajectory haven’t been shaken. A lot of it has been a big surprise to me, after I caught wind of some of it. I’ve been able to do a good job of stepping away… One of the reasons I feel so good coming out of this, this is the music I love. There’s nothing I could read that could convince me this isn’t great music.”