Lil Yachty Apologizes for Calling Notorious B.I.G. ‘Overrated’ In New Interview With Ebro Darden [Watch Now]
Lil Yachty checked back in with Ebro Darden and Beats 1 Radio and laid the white flag between old and new school Hip-Hop. The Atlanta upstart revealed that he doesn’t like the term “mumble rap” used to describe his generation’s music and that he doesn’t mumble in his rhymes.
In the enlightening interview, Lil Yachty also discusses his previous comments that the Notorious B.I.G was overrated and that he’s never listened to Tupac and just sat with the Brooklyn King’s discography for the first time several weeks ago. He explained to Ebro,
“To this day, I feel like I was wrong for speaking about something like that without taking a second to listen. Before I said that I was in the blind. I feel like I owe an apology. I didn’t think before I spoke on that topic. I know now how important and just how serious it is to some people. I didn’t want people thinking that I was disrespecting him because it wasn’t a disrespect thing. That’s just my personal opinion. My dad did not play Biggie or Tupac so I had never heard it… Until about two weeks ago, I had never listened to a Biggie song…I’m not going to sit here and lie and say I just bump him. But I know for a fact he was spitting…”
Yachty also explained that he would like to have a conversation with Brand Nubian’s Lord Jamar who claimed that the Lil Boat spitter was destroying Hip-Hop and that his fan base wasn’t the brightest. He added,
“I wanna know what makes you think that because the last time that I checked out of the new school rappers, I’m the one pushing positivity, no drugs, pushing no alcohol… talking to schools and group homes… and I’m the one trying to promote positivity on a global scale. I’m the one telling my fans that voting is serious. That’s why I call myself “King of the Teens” because I’m trying to be that role model for them to look up to…”
Check out the interview below as well as the full audio. He also took a moment to show the old heads he can spit too when he wants and blacks out over Craig Mack’s “Flava In Ya Ear.”