Lil Yachty has revealed that he once received death threats after he called Biggie Smalls “overrated” and couldn’t name five songs from either.
“I never meant to disrespect,” Yachty told Zane Lowe. “I was just being honest. I didn’t have any media training, right? All I knew was to be an honest person.”
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He continued, “I didn’t say they were trash or nothing. You know, in my opinion, opinions are…come on, bro, rap is opinionated. Nowadays, it’s like opinions is so accepted now that if any other artist decided to say how they feel about whoever nobody would care anymore. I was like 19, 18, 19. I had never in my life, I had never been hated like that. People hated me after that, like, death threats. Just a lot. I think that’s what really started that hate for me.”
The rapper says the experience taught him a lot and built up his character and despite the hate, he’s successful.