In a recent interview with Marcellus Wiley and Kelvin Washington of ESPNLA, the NBA rookie attempted to clarify his controversial statements, but wound up only solidifying them.
“They told me that the goal for the next two months was [to get me to listen] to real Hip Hop, I replied, ‘That’s not gon’ happen,'” he explained. “And the first person who popped into my head was Nas, because obviously he’s real Hip Hop.
“So I’m like, ‘Nobody listens to Nas no more,’ which I think is true, because of my friends ain’t nobody bumping Nas no more,” he continued. “No disrespect to him. He had his time, I just think it’s a new time. And then the next question was, what is real hip-hop to you? And I said, ‘Real hip-hop is Future and Migos.’ So that’s how it all went down … everybody went crazy with it, but that’s my side right there.”
Last week, Lil B threatened to put one of his infamous curses on Ball for his comments, but on Thursday (September 7), The Pack rapper acknowledged it was simply a difference of opinion and checked him on not respecting the culture.
“Big baller brand is family we all have opinions lonzo ball was not wrong what he said.. just please respect hip hop. thank u love u,” Lil B wrote.
Big baller brand is family we all have opinions lonzo ball was not wrong what he said.. just please respect hip hop. thank u love u –
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) September 7, 2017
Ball released his own rap song, “Melo Ball 1,” earlier this week, an ode to his 16-year-old brother. There’s at least a few Hip Hop fans out there hoping Nas will shut him down with a diss track.
We can only dream.
So Lonzo Ball put out a rap song for his little bro shoes. Ummmm. Can Nas hurry up and ether this fool. Young blood is gonna learn though.
— Sal Primo Hita (@915pRiMo) September 8, 2017
Check out the posts and “Melo Ball 1” above.