Jabari Fret, the brother of the legendary rapper Nas, has hit back at 21 Savage’s claims that Nas is “not relevant”. 21 Savage had made the claims when he took a spot in a recent Clubhouse chatroom. He asked his fellow chatroom members what they thought the word “relevant” meant and then said that the word could not be stretched in association with Nas.
21 Savage said, “What y’all saying relevant, though? I don’t feel like he’s relevant. I just feel like he’s got fans; he’s not relevant”. However, 21 Savage then appeared to give respect to Nas’ fans and the fact that he admires his music: “[He] just has a loyal ass fan base, and he still makes good-ass music.”
Jabari Fret took to social media to comment on a post which had shared 21 Savage’s comments. On The Shade Room’s Instagram page, Fret (also known as Jungle) wrote, “21 Savage is trash. [I’m] glad Nas dropped KD3 so fans can hear real bars… 21, can you do something for me?”
Here, Fret was referring to the recent Nas album King Disease III, which he clearly thinks is far better than anything 21 Savage has ever released. In fact, he also referenced a lyric from 21 Savage: “can you do something for me?” which is taken from ‘Rich Flex’ on 21 Savage’s recent collaborative album with Drake, Her Loss.
It appeared that all the promotional material for Drake and 21 Savage’s recent record had been staged. They had shot a fake Vogue cover shoot, which was subsequently shot down by judges. The duo also pretended to be interviewed on the Howard Stern Show, in which they answered questions about pornography and relationships. They had also faked an NPR Tiny Desk concert, although this prompted NPR to suggest that they do the show “for real”.