In the early hours of Thursday (June 24), the rapping comedian fired off a tweet that read, “DaBaby is this generation Ludacris” and that was enough for Ludacris fans to pounce.
Da baby is this generation Ludacris
— lil duval (@lilduval) June 24, 2021
While DaBaby has certainly seen a meteoric rise to success over the last couple of years, Ludacris fans were incensed by the comparison. Forget the fact Luda has been pumping out hits since 2000, he has several multi-platinum albums, stars in one of the biggest film franchises of all time (Fast & Furious), owns his own label (Disturbing Tha Peace), is the co-owner of Conjure Cognac Liquor and founded his own restaurant called Chicken N Beer, named after his 2003 multi-platinum album of the same name.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. As pointed out on Twitter, Ludacris was one of the first Dirty South rappers to achieve mainstream success, winning an MTV Video Music Award and three Grammy Awards along the way.
As for DaBaby, the 29-year-old has netted two No. 1 Billboard 200 albums — 2020’s KIRK and Blame It On Baby — and one No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single “ROCKSTAR” with Roddy Ricch. He was also nominated for a Grammy Award six times beginning with 2020’s “Suge” single.
Despite DaBaby’s wins, Twitter still found a way to ensure Ludacris came out on top while stirring up an intense debate in the process.
Check out some of the best reactions below.
Twitter blocking every comparison of DaBaby to Ludacris.
Luda had 10x the hits & cultural impact DaBaby will ever have…pic.twitter.com/ZfxvcdqbaM
— alex (@AlexUlrichh) June 24, 2021
That’s disrespectful comparing dababy to Ludacris…Ludacris actually got bars an more than one flow
— 🌪 (@LikoDeMarley) June 24, 2021
Lil Duval before tweeting that DaBaby is the generation Ludacris: pic.twitter.com/yWNxbRAVzf
— Jordan Triplett (@JTriplett0825) June 24, 2021
First thing I see on Twitter is Lil Duval goofy ass calling DaBaby this generation's Ludacris. What?!? pic.twitter.com/XjKnDcVjLT
— 𝕿𝕰𝕰 ☥ (@therealtcp_) June 24, 2021
can’t believe y’all started a Dababy and Ludacris debate on Al Gore’s internet https://t.co/yAWTzBcBQC
— Remy Danton (@MLWIII_) June 24, 2021
— 2 Shotz (@BlerdHumor) June 24, 2021
He's nowhere close to Ludacris and the statement is ludicrous.
I'm from NC and supported DaBaby, but this isn't it.
— Josh Womble (@JoshWomble7) June 24, 2021
DaBaby don’t have one of these. https://t.co/HfFxUJZr8H
— Colb (@___Colb___) June 24, 2021
It's been a long road and I'm glad to see Ludacris get the respect in hip hop he deserves. Also, this comparison is horrendous, at best Dababy is Ludacris if he made Back for the First Time eight times and called it new music each time. Also, Luda never struck a fan. https://t.co/ND0ZMFJEoC
— Meh😒 (@meh_linmusclan) June 24, 2021
Ludacris is one of the most consistent and under appreciated rappers ever. DaBaby tried switching his style once for an album and came out even worse
— Tino ₂₄:₂₄ (@duraghenni) June 24, 2021
Dababy and Ludacris?! LUDACRIS Ludacris?!?! Lmfaoooooo yall niggas be on one, or two, or three 💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/grjHcCwV4B
— Noir, The Don (@Noir_Kopastetik) June 24, 2021