21 Savage‘s potentially incriminating comments on Clubhouse have left some of his rap peers dumbfounded, among them Freddie Gibbs and Ice-T.
The Atlanta rapper found himself in yet another argument on the social media platform earlier this week, this time with unnamed rivals from Chicago. During the heated conversation, 21 threatened one of them by warning: “You will die,” while also bragging about his crew being untouchable.
“Every n-gga that we beef with, 30 of they n-ggas get smoked and don’t nothing happen to us!” he barked.
After audio of the conversation went viral, Freddie Gibbs and Ice-T took to Twitter to share their baffled reactions to 21 Savage’s potentially foolish remarks.
“N-ggaz arguing over who killed the most n-ggaz on clubhouse lol,” Gibbs tweeted along with a facepalm emoji, while Ice-T wrote: “I actually think that app was created by the police. Especially for Dumb MFs.”
Niggaz arguing over who killed the most niggaz on clubhouse 🤦🏿♂️lol
— Big 🐰 (@FreddieGibbs) January 17, 2023
I actually think that app was created by the police. Especially for Dumb MFs.
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) January 17, 2023
The Savage Mode rapper also received a warning from Atlanta-based journalist George Chidi, who advised him that discussing murders on a public forum is not the smartest idea considering authorities are always listening.
“Rappers who think APD and the attorney general’s office don’t listen to Clubhouse are talking in a public forum on recorded audio about committing murders,” Chidi tweeted. “Gentlemen. Stop living in a Key & Peele sketch.”
Rappers who think APD and the attorney general's office don't listen to Clubhouse are talking in a public forum on recorded audio about committing murders.
Gentlemen. Stop living in a Key & Peele sketch. https://t.co/xG5RPFqe3r
— George Chidi (find me on Mastodon) (@neonflag) January 17, 2023
21 Savage’s comments arrive amid heavy scrutiny on rappers’ words and lyrics. Most recently, Young Thug saw a judge recite some of his anti-police rhymes during jury selection in the RICO case against his YSL collective.
Select lyrics from Thugger’s 2016 single “Slime Shit” were recited in court, which prosecutors have sought to include as evidence, calling music released by the YSL crew “overt acts in furtherance of the conspiracy.”
In a clip that surfaced on social media, Judge Ural Glanville can be seen reciting the song’s hook, which hears Young Thug rap: “Hey, this that slime shit, hey/ YSL shit, hey/ Killin’ 12 shit, hey/ Fuck a jail shit, hey/ … Cookin’ white brick, hey, hey/ […] I’m not new to this, hey, I’m so true to this, hey I done put a whole slime on a hunnid licks.”
Judge Glanville also read lyrics from the song’s actual verses by Lil Duke, PeeWee Roscoe and Yak Gotti, including: “Slime or get slimed/ […] In the VIP and I got that pistol on my hip/ You prayin’ that you live/ I’m prayin’ that I hit/ […] Hey, this that slime shit/ Fuck, fuck the police (Fuck ’em), in a high speed.”
Young Thug’s attorneys filed a motion last November asking to exclude songs, lyrics, music videos and social posts as evidence in the trial. However, the prosecution has defended their use of lyrics in court as they believe Thug’s words are “preserving, protecting and enhancing the reputation, power, and territory of the enterprise [YSL].”