Last week, Lil Yachty cleared up comments he made about Notorious B.I.G. where he referred to the Hip Hop legend as overrated.
The young rapper from Georgia went even further on Hot 97 host Ebro’s Beats 1 Radio Show on Monday, saying that he had now listened to Biggie’s entire back catalog, and he was “in the blind” when he called Biggie overrated.
However, when Ebro asked him if he had any intention to go back and listen to Tupac, Yachty didn’t seem too excited about the idea: “Maybe, I don’t know. I don’t know, I may. Not that I wouldn’t want to, just, hey. I’m busy.”
Lil Yachty did however hum the opening few notes of “Changes” (though he didn’t know what it was called) and said, “That song made me cry in the car one time.”
Yachty also took the time to fight back against his critics: “If I could I’d sit down with Lord Jamar. He was saying a nigga like me was destroying Hip Hop … He said my fans are dumb or something like that.”
“I want to know what makes you think that because last time I checked, out of all the new school rappers I’m the one pushing positivity, pushing no drugs, pushing no alcohol, doing Toys for Tots free shows, going to schools going to group homes and talking to the young men…”
Ebro showed a lot of respect for Lil Yachty’s willingness to talk about where he stands within Hip Hop culture, saying “I appreciate you man. What you doing right now is real grown man, you know that?”
As for the future, Yachty says he just wants to have fun. “I don’t wanna be in one box with it. I don’t wanna be just an artist. Like Lil B speaks at colleges. I wanna be able speak at colleges, I wanna be able to act. Whatever my mind wants to do, I want to be able to do it with no judgment.”
Watch Lil Yachty’s interview with Ebro below.