21 Savage Clarifies His Controversial Statements About Nas

By Tony M. Centeno

November 15, 2022

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21 Savage's hot take about Nas' legacy rubbed fans the wrong way. Now he's trying to clear up any and all misunderstandings about what he meant.

Within the 24 hours since he made the comments in a Clubhouse room, the Atlanta-based artist witnessed plenty of pushback on his notion about Nas. On Monday, November 14, 21 took to Twitter to respond to all of the backlash he's received since he claimed the Mass Appeal Records co-founder "isn't relevant." The Her Loss rapper reassured the world that he meant no disrespect to the seasoned MC, who just dropped his fourth album in two years last week.

"I would never disrespect nas or any legend who paved the way for me y’all be tryna take stuff and run with it 🤦🏾‍♂️" 21 tweeted.

The Clubhouse conversation happened on Sunday night. 21 entered a room entitled "Is Nas the Greatest Rapper or What?" where he sounded off about his opinions on the Queensbridge native's career.

"What y'all saying, relevant though?" he began. "I don't feel like he's relevant. I just feel like he got fans."

21's comments were met with swift criticism not only from people in the Clubhouse room, but other artists on social media as well. Rappers like Kxng Crooked and Kodak Black came to Nas' defense after the comments went viral. The King's Disease rapper's brother Jungle also chimed in on the controversy in a comment made on The Shade Room's post about the situation.

“21 Savage is trash I’m glad Nas dropped KD3 so fans can hear real bars… 21 can u do something for me,” he wrote.

So far, Nas himself hasn't addressed the issue. He's been busy focusing on the release of his new album King's Disease III, which dropped last Friday. See what others had to say about 21's comments below.

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