21 Savage faced some major backlash in the past 24 hours. As usual, his appearance on Clubhouse drew controversy when he debated the relevance of Nas. A snippet of the conversation circulated online where 21 explained that he didn’t feel Nas was relevant to the current soundscape of rap. Instead, he thinks Nas simply makes quality music with a dedicated fanbase awaiting each drop.
“I don’t feel like he’s relevant,” he said. “I just feel like he got a loyal fan base. He still makes good music.” From there, the conversation led to a comparison between Jay-Z and Nas in 2022. Another participant on the call explained how Jay-Z has the internet talking non-stop over a single verse while Nas doesn’t necessarily gain the same type of traction when he releases music.
“I would never disrespect nas or any legend who paved the way for me y’all be tryna take stuff and run with it,” he said.
Nas doesn’t seem pressed about 21’s comments, though. The Queensbridge rapper hopped on Instagram with a new set of photos and the caption below