Mötley Crüe star Nikki Sixx had a conversation with Toni Gonzalez of Loudwire Nights this week and joined the debate about whether rappers are the new rockstars, and shared his thoughts on what rock n’ roll is about.

You may remember that Post Malone had a recent collaboration with Sixx’s long-time bandmate Tommy Lee and released his latest single named ‘Motley Crew.’ During the conversation, the host Toni Gonzalez played the song for the fans and asked to hear Nikki’s thoughts about it.

Right after sharing the meaning of the word ‘rockstar,’ the Mötley Crüe bassist stated that rock ‘n’ roll is all about not complying. Whatever genre the musician is playing, the key to being a rockstar is not conforming and being able to get out of their comfort zone.

Here are Sixx’s thoughts on being a rockstar which he shared during his recent interview:

“I think whoever’s got the balls to stand up and not be vanilla is the rockers, right? That’s what rock ‘n’ roll is all about — not conforming. I hate vanilla music, can’t stand when artists conform for financial reasons.

So anytime you have an artist, I don’t care what genre it is, that’s pushing the envelope, I find it really exciting because they’re taking a chance. I think you’re gonna get to discover who I am as a person in the book.”

While the Crüe co-founder recently celebrated twenty years of sobriety, he also announced that he finished writing his new book named ‘The First 21.’ The memoir will be published on October 19 this year, but fans can pre-order it right now.