Young Thug‘s latest stop on his Let’s-Disrespect-Rap-Legends tour lands on the doorstep of Jay-Z … whom he claims doesn’t even have dozens of songs people know by heart, unlike himself.
YT made the controversial comment on an episode of the Barstool podcast ‘Million $ Worth of Game‘ … where Thug boastfully claims his own tunes are anthems — songs a whole stadium can rap along with him at the drop of a dime.
He went on to say that’s very rare in hip-hop — and then invoked Jigga’s name by saying, “Jay-Z ain’t got 30 songs like that, where the whole stadium finna sing.” Thug immediately got an awkward pause out of most everyone in the room … with Gillie da Kid trying to be nice and correct him, saying Jay DOES have a lot (an understatement).
Young Thug tried backtracking a bit, explaining he wasn’t targeting Jay specifically — but simply using him as an example of rappers he’s seen perform where, apparently, the majority of the crowd doesn’t know a song. It’s an eyebrow-raising claim, and here’s why.
Jay’s catalog runs incredibly deep — he’s literally got 100 songs that have appeared on Billboard’s Hot 100 … 21 of which went Top 10, and 4 going #1. Young Thug, by contrast, has 4 Top 10s and two #1s. It’s not close.
Of course, his shot at Jay — which is being torn apart online — comes one month after he openly talked down on a fellow Atlanta MC … none other than OutKast’s Andre 3000.
During an appearance on T.I.‘s ‘ExpediTIously’ podcast, Thug said he couldn’t rap two 3000 songs to save his life … adding that he never paid attention to the guy, and also claimed Dre wants the younger generation of rappers to kiss his ass. All kinds of trash, really.