Dave East is legitimately one of the most potent lyricists New York City's produced in years, but if you let supermodel Tyra Banks tell it, the 6'5" rapper should be posing in front of expensive cameras and walking down the runway.

In a recent Instagram post of East flashing a smile, Banks wrote, "So @daveeast, why you out here making music but not modeling? #MaleModel."

Pretty big praise coming from banks, who's been one of the faces of the supermodeling world for over two decades now. As the creator of America's Next Top Model, she's definitely got an eye for talent, so maybe East should look into that whole modeling thing, right? It's not as if rapping and modeling are mutually exclusive, so maybe he will.

East seemingly responded to Banks' Instagram post a day or so later when he uploaded a photo of Banks holding onto a Penny Hardaway doll, writing to Fabolous, "Just Tryna Be Like Lil Penny πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ @myfabolouslife." Did East just shoot his shot?

Either way, East will, for now, focus on strutting across stages instead of down runways. On June 11, the Harlem rapper will perform on the festival stage at this year's Summer Jam concert. Also joining him will be Young M.A, Casanova, Phresher, D.R.A.M., Lil Yachty andΒ PnB Rock. You can cop tickets to the event here.

Peep East and Tyra Banks Instagram posts directed at each other just below.

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