Less than a month after 21 Savage faced backlash for saying Nas is “not relevant,” Boosie is making similar comments about Jay-Z.
Boosie Says It’s All About Jay’s Hustle—NOT His Music
It all went down during Boosie’s recent sit-down with VladTV. After DJ Vlad brought up how he sees Jay-Z as “the only” rapper over 50 who can still be “up there with the Lil Babys and Kendricks” in terms of mainstream popularity, Boosie had some things to say.
The Baton Rouge rapper unapologetically offered another perspective, as he said he doesn’t think Hov is relevant in this musical era.
“Jay-Z’s not relevant this day for music.”
He went on to touch on 21 Savage’s aforementioned comments about Nas, saying that there’s no way Jay-Z is musically relevant if the “N.Y. State of Mind” rapper isn’t.
“If you gon’ say Jay-Z relevant and Nas ain’t relevant, no.”
Boosie explained his rationale by sharing that he doesn’t see people getting lit to Jay or Nas when he’s “outside.”
“When I go to these clubs in Atlanta, these 25-to-35 clubs, I’m not hearin’ Nas, [and] I’m not hearing’ Jay-Z…I’m in the city. I’m outside—I be everywhere.”
The “Wipe Me Down” rapper then offered another perspective, as he shared that Jay-Z is more presently admired for his business hustle rather than his discography.
“Jay-Z is respected by these people for being that boss that he is. When Jay-Z flash ‘cross that motherf**ker, it’s somethin’ with a billion dollars. It’s somethin’ with a $500 billion, $200 billion…It ain’t no song slashin’ ‘cross social media. It’s his hustle!”
He summed up his thoughts by simply stating that he’s only keeping it real. Boosie also reasserted that he’s speaking on relevance as opposed to sales after DJ Vlad continued to disagree with his stance.
“I’m not finna say that I hear Jay-Z in the club, and I don’t hear Nas…Jay-Z not getting played, and Nas not getting played. I’m telling you the truth, bro. One is not over the other as far as relevance, as far as what I see in the clubs and s**t.”
Twitter Overwhelmingly Sides With Boosie
Understandably, Boosie’s comments swiftly began to circulate online, and Twitter users got in on the conversation.
The debate quickly turned into match-up between the rappers—and most were on Boosie’s side.
What can Jay Z play after Boosie plays this? lol pic.twitter.com/o4ML3lBbyW
— MASTER STUDENT (@MUSICANDBUILDS) December 1, 2022
In the South Boosie fasho gets more spins in the club than Jay Z… Imagine you trying to turn up and you hear Can I Live or Song Cry or Dirt off Your Shoulder lmao
— Maybe: Jacoby (@Getthebagcoach) December 1, 2022
Boosie fasho got more spin in the club in Memphis. Fam, Wipe Me Down is a negro spiritual. It’s basically Wade in the Water. Jay fasho bumping, but Boosie in the south during his prime?? We was getting boosie fades, fam.
— Big Kelly (@BrooksSimba) December 1, 2022
Boosie not lying you not going to a club in 2022 & hearing jay z unless it’s early warm up
— Shy Brother (@HeartBreakMelz) December 1, 2022
Of course, there were some hip hop heads who firmly disagreed with Boosie’s comments.
WAIT DOES BOOSIE THINK HE GET PLAYED MORE THAN JAY Z IN THE CLUB?! The southerners hav to stop
— #blameitonthedrinkspodcast (@abeeecdefG) December 1, 2022
I hate Jay’s politics but we not gon do is front on his discography.
— Que. (@IceQuebe_) December 1, 2022
However, the vast majority of people speaking on the matter shut this stance down.
We wanna hear Set It Off not 99 Problems tf https://t.co/BAHSUgopCW
— dems (@dmournee) December 1, 2022
You think Jay getting played more than Boosie in the club?????? https://t.co/oXyAn3WZGy pic.twitter.com/9PKLynfsG2
— Tyrone Bryant (@Carolinas_942) December 1, 2022
Boosie def get played in the club more than Jay.. I can’t believe this is a question actually. https://t.co/GnK66W19fg
— PhillyTheBoss.com (@PhillyTheBoss) December 1, 2022
Boosie> Jay z in the club 10/10 times lmao https://t.co/qRKuZZYWn5
— Loafer connoisseur (@Al_Laflare) December 1, 2022
I fw jay z more than boosie, but you’ll hear like 3 boosie songs get played at any party or club. Most you’ll get from jay is niggas in paris
— Draco Milicic (@AthensRivers) December 1, 2022
Jay is my favorite rapper. Boosie could drown in pee. Boosie is definitely played in clubs more that Jay. https://t.co/8dxauyiNL4
— you need a real wild girl (@KiaSpeaks) December 1, 2022
There were also some other subjects that came up, such as how people should be bumpin’ holiday jams rather than debating over club bops.
Boosie VS Jay Z all on the timeline. Y’all need to be playing Christmas music and being blessed what is this????
— Ms. Black Dynamite (@MBlackDynamite) December 1, 2022
Additionally, one user called for both sides to unite and take aim against another rapper: Eminem.
We putting Jay Z and Boosie against each other and not slandering Eminem smh we gotta do better as a community
— Maybe: Jacoby (@Getthebagcoach) December 1, 2022
Some even wrote the situation off as an effort for Boosie to secure a Jay-Z collab.
Boosie is trying to get a Jay Z collab. Jay isn’t Nas, he ignores people. https://t.co/CHosrmJXCe
— Ruben || Check the Rhyme (@checktherhyme1_) November 30, 2022
Boosie said what? He not gone get a Jay Z collab
— the Old Man Ebro (@oldmanebro) December 1, 2022
What are your thoughts on Boosie’s comments, and do you think he’s more “relevant” in today’s music than Jay-Z?