Fivio Foreign is not about to stand up 21 Savage and comments he made recently about Nas being no longer relevant in Hip Hop.
The Brooklyn native was approached by TMZ at an airport and was asked his opinion on the whole ordeal that has hit the hip-hop community.
“That n-gga Nas did too much to be respected like that,” Fivio said. “It’s big brother where I’m from, you know what I’m saying. I was just on his album. He just got a Grammy for the album I was just on.”
He went on to talk about how Nas was never irrelevant: “Nah, it’s like saying it’s like you’re a legend, you can do what you want, you come back when you want, you leave , whenever you want. It is what it is. He can do whatever he wants.”
Fivio was then asked about Kodak Black’s response to 21’s controversial claim, and he said that he actually likes the Florida rapper. He also said that the best way for artists to challenge such criticism is to keep to themselves and not worry about the next person.
21 Savage sent Hip Hop fans into a frenzy when he said Nas was irrelevant during a conversation at the Clubhouse. 21 asked what the room’s definition of relevant was, after which he followed it up with: “I don’t feel he is relevant. I don’t feel like Nas is relevant.”
21 Savage’s comments apparently struck a chord with those in the chat room as everyone started arguing about each other. When things had settled down, the Slaughter Band boss took to the stage and explained that the Queensbridge icon is not relevant today, but he has a “loyal” fanbase and is still making great music.
The Atlanta native tried to clarifying his statement on Twitter and explain that his words were twisted in a way he did not intend.
“I would never disrespect nas or any legend that paved the way for me, y’all gotta try to take things and run with it,” the 21 wrote as he clapped back at the Queensbridge icon.
Not everyone was sold on his explanation, such as Kodak Black, who had words for 21 Savage. The Florida rapper took to Instagram Live earlier this week put 21 on blast for questioning the New York legend’s current position in the rap gamewhile quoting lyrics from his 2002 song “I Can.”
“Talking about, ‘Oh, we’re irrelevant.’ How the hell is Nas irrelevant, how?” asked Kodak Black. “How the hell is Nas not relevant, homie? N-gga smoking dick! Did a fucking Drake [album]. We pay tribute to Drake, we love Drake, okay, whatever.
“Nas det n-gga, girlfriend. I know I can (I know I can) / Be what I wanna be (Be what I wanna be) / If I work hard at it (If I work hard at it) / I’ ll be where I wanna be. You crazy, boy! Damn? Us that boy. Homie, you tripping. Nas it n-gga, boy, you tripping, boy. Damn?”
He went on to defend Nas by saying, “A n-gga is fucked up with Nas. I love that boy homie. I’m not saying n-ggas ain’t on or whatever and they’re real. We didn’t bother you, boy. I didn’t bother you, n-gga.”