Fans weren’t the only ones complaining about the 2018 XXL Freshman Class snubs.
2 Chainz expressed his disappointment with the selections and named a few artists he felt were deserving of the honor in an Instagram post on Tuesday (June 12).
Lil Baby, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Tee Grizzley, Moneybagg Yo and YoungBoy Never Broke Again were glaring omissions in the eyes of Tity Boi.
“Where my lil partna @lilbaby_1 , where braazzzy ass @6ix9ine_ @tee_grizzley cold asf @moneybaggyo should be on there @nba_youngboy hard asf too should be on there!!” he wrote. “No this cover isn’t the Bible but people respect it, I’m sure I forgot somebody but these ppl I named keep that check up fuck it #TRU.”
Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, J.I.D, Stefflon Don, BlocBoy JB, YBN Nahmir, Wifisfuneral and Trippie Redd were selected for the 2018 XXL Freshman Class. Lil Skies was also supposed to be part of the group but didn’t show up to the photoshoot.
(This post has been updated. The following was originally published on June 12, 2018 at 11:55 p.m. PST)
XXL has unveiled their annual Freshman Class, and the selections have disappointed many fans. While some are complaining about the overall quality of the list, others are frustrated by the snubbing of certain artists.
The 2018 Freshman Class is comprised of Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, J.I.D, Stefflon Don, BlocBoy JB, YBN Nahmir, Wifisfuneral and Trippie Redd. Lil Skies was awarded the 10th spot but refused to attend the cover shoot.
Fans have been voicing their complaints on social media about which artists got snubbed from the 2018 list. Everyone from controversial figures, such as Tekashi 6ix9ine and Tay-K, to critically acclaimed MCs, such as IDK and Smino, have been championed by Twitter users as deserving spots in the Freshman Class.
Check out some of the reactions to the snubs below.
Holy shit @XXL . How tf can u not have Tekashi on this year but a buncha guys tryna b where he at n dude only came out October .. smh
— GOLD BELT MMA (@GoldBeltMMA) June 12, 2018
How tf did young boy did not make the xxl freshman cover list smh ??♂️
— Geovany Gallardo ?? (@phenomivl_kid) June 12, 2018
im kinda mad tayk aint make XXL freshman 2018, shits rigged
— Cris ☁️ (@CrisPerez0228) June 12, 2018
@XXL line up is trash this year so i thought it should be fixed it so i decided to add @BhadBhabie@THESLUMPGOD@BlocBoy_JB@xxxtentacion@lilpump@trippieredd@tayk@_FatNick congrats you’ve made it to my XXL freshman lineup?
— madi$on (@mocitymadz) June 12, 2018
@lilbaby4PF didn't make the list yeuhh, XXL Freshman list is R.I.P
— DaYYZ ⚰️ (@DxYYZ) June 12, 2018
That XXL list weak they really snubbed Famous Dex for the third year in a row I’m disappointed
— ? (@IsaiahHardin_) June 12, 2018
Tbh @smino shoulda been on there as well..but thats just me #xxlfreshmen
— UNCLE MEL (@demelmichael) June 12, 2018
Damn fool a Drake Stimulus Package gets you a XXL Cover I see. Blocboy did not deserve that and they snubbed my nigga IDK once again come on son ??♂️
— B ? (@PREST0NPARIS) June 12, 2018
Yo real talk, my boy @Pouyalilpou got snubbed on the xxl freshman list smh
— Matty Ice (@Dompkowski63) June 12, 2018
@CousinStizz got snubbed
— David Colomba (@davidcolomba12) June 12, 2018
Y’all snubbed Key Glock??♂️ @XXLhttps://t.co/7FGZbVxIdR
— Coop (@cooper_tiedt) June 12, 2018
The XXL Freshman list is pretty good overall but the one big snub was most definitely @richbrian#xxl#snubbed#richbrian
— Jacob Harder (@jharder218) June 12, 2018