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XXL Editor In Chief Vanessa Satten has come forward to speak out on hip-hop newcomer Post Malone not making their annual Freshman Class list.

Satten went to Instagram Thursday (June 16) and penned an open note to Malone about the perceived snub.

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Malone initially spoke out on why he did not land on the cover and blamed it on his disinterest in traveling for the photo shoot.

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This week, West Coast rapper Lil B applauded this year’s line-up.

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Earlier in the week, XXL surprised fans with its long-awaited list.

The 2016 #XXLFreshman Class | Shot by @travis_shinn

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