While speaking with DJ Akademiks on his Off The Record podcast ,21 Savage claimed people in Atlanta consider Future to be bigger than Drake because they don’t care about record sales.
“Like when you ain’t no rapper, all them statistics don’t mean sht. “A regular street ngga don’t give a fuck about how many times you went number one, like how many white people listen to your sh*t because they don’t even think,” he said. “The farthest they think is the club. Who’s selling this club out? That’s who they think is the biggest n-gga In Atlanta, it’s a lot of n-ggas who you really can’t tell them Future ain’t bigger than Drake. I used to think that.”
His comments were unpopular and incurred some backlash, which forced the Savage Mode artist to clarify his thoughts on Twitter early Wednesday.
“Na I said some people that come from where I come from do..because when I was younger I was disconnected from mainstream music I didn’t know what Spotify was until I was a rapper…all we knew was mixtapes,”’Savage said.