360 Defends His Conor McGregor Song: 'I'm Writing The Best Shit & I'm Clean'

7 March 2016 | 1:44 pm | Staff Writer

Rapper opens up on his praise for the UFC fighter.

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After a number of people criticised a new song released on Facebook yesterday by Aussie hip hop artist 360, the rapper has today defended the track inspired by UFC fighter Conor McGregor and related the Irish athlete's shock-loss to his own personal battles, as well as alluding to a drug addiction which he came public with earlier this year.

360 posted the video online just hours before the UFC 196 event kicked off in Las Vegas yesterday, where McGregor eventually suffered his first ever defeat in the UFC by submitting to Nate Diaz.

"Every time the dude trash talks, it just makes me think he would be the best fucking rapper. So I decided to write a song about being Conor McGregor," 360 says in the clip. 

"So if Conor McGregor rapped, this is the type of song I reckon he would make, bar the accent. I'm not going to pretend to do the accent because I would do it miserably."

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360 jokes that he has an "obsession" with the UFC Featherweight Champion and even stands up in the video to show himself sporting green trunks. 

The video has been viewed over one million times since it was posted, which isn't surprising given that the event was a hot topic overnight, with the hashtag, '#UFC196' still trending on Twitter and Facebook.

In a follow-up post this morning, 360 addressed the criticism the song has received, including the fact that the song praises McGregor, even though he went on to lose the fight.

"I've seen a lot of people trying to clown and say "you fucking idiot he lost blah blah blah" - as someone who has been at the highest of heights success wise and fallen to extreme lows, I respect anyone who can take a loss on the chin and have it inspire them to come back harder and better than ever," the post reads. 

"He's a class act and I actually find it more inspirational to see how someone handles defeat. When I was at my lowest point, I embraced it..."

In January, the Melbourne-born artist admitted to having an addiction to codeine, which resulted in him having to cancel a number of live shows last year. 

"I told myself this is what I have to go through, this is going to make me better than ever, and to be honest I feel like I'm really in the zone creatively and I'm writing the best shit I ever have and I'm CLEAN," the post continues.

"...never thought that would happen…I had to hit the lowest point of my life/career to bring me to my highest... sorry to get all mushy and shit but a true champion isn't defined by winning, but how they come back from defeat."

Check out the full post and video below. 


so i dropped this rap about being Conor McGregor yesterday before the fight happened, and i've seen a lot of people...

Posted by 360 on Sunday, 6 March 2016