21 Savage Says Nas Is ‘Not Relevant’ in Today’s Music

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21 Savage Says Nas Is ‘Not Relevant’ in Today’s Music

  /  11.14.2022

21 Savage is living up to his name.

While promoting his chart-topping album with Drake, the rapper took aim at Nas, claiming the hip-hop legend is not relevant in today’s music scene. He made the controversial comment during a Twitter Spaces chat over the weekend.

“He’s not relevant,” 21 said in a clip that circulated on social media. “He just has a loyal ass fanbase. He just has a loyal fanbase and he still makes good ass music.”

The comment was enough to spark a debate on social media as fans weighed in, with many calling out Savage for questioning Nas’ relevancy.

Nas has not addressed 21’s remarks. On Friday, the Grammy-winning icon dropped his latest album King’s Disease III to critical acclaim.

Savage, who wasn’t even 2 years old when Nas released Illmatic, recently stirred more controversy when he said that he would “smoke” Kodak Black in a Verzuz battle.

“I’m smoking Kodak,” he said on Twitch before reciting his stats. “Before all this Drake sh*t, I been having hits. I been having diamond songs. I’m probably the only ni**a of this generation to go platinum with no features.”

21 is clearly feeling himself. His joint album with Drake, Her Loss, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 404,000 equivalent album units, the largest week for a hip-hop album this year.

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