The city of Atlanta, Georgia, has kept a firm grip on Hip Hop culture since artists such as Ludacris, Jeezy, Lil Jon and more began exploding onto the scene over 20 years ago. Today, the city continues to be the Hip Hop capital and pumps out talent daily, but it seems like one of its newest rising stars is stirring the pot.
On Friday (February 18), Omeretta the Great dropped her latest single “Sorry Not Sorry,” which finds her saluting Atlanta while also calling out people who claim to be from the city when they’re really not. To make matters even more interesting, Omeretta defined which areas belonged to Atlanta and which areas didn’t, sparking a passionate debate on social media.
“College Park is not Atlanta/Lithonia is not Atlanta/Clayco is not Atlanta/Decatur is not Atlanta/Gwinnett is not Atlanta/Roswell is not Atlanta/Forest Park is not Atlanta/Lilburn is not Atlanta,” Omeretta declares at the end of the song.
Omeretta The Great didn’t help her cause when a video of her discussing Atlanta’s different zones in a recent interview made the rounds online earlier this week. The 25-year-old rapper sounded uncertain as she attempted to mentally plot Atlanta’s six zones.
She was also dragged online for filming her “Sorry Not Sorry” music video at Truist Park, which is actually located 10 miles outside of Atlanta in nearby Cobb County, Georgia.
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Atlanta itself has a population of approximately 500,000, and that number rises to 6 million once you count the metropolitan area that has over 30 different counties. Several people took to social media to voice their frustrations with Omeretta The Great’s claims, and the King of the South T.I. was one of them.
The Bankhead legend took to Instagram on Tuesday (February 22) with a map of Atlanta and the six different zones that make up the entire area. Several fans sided with T.I. in the comment section, agreeing with his idea of what Atlanta really is.
“Respectfully…. Only fools dispute facts. #ToWhomItMayConcern,” the Grand Hustle boss wrote in the caption of his post.
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When he’s not clearing things up for his hometown, T.I. is defending himself from people criticizing his stand-up comedy career. Full-time comic Godfrey recently gave his two cents on Tip’s new pursuit and didn’t believe his comedy aspirations, which drew a response from the rap veteran.
“What you are failing to do is failing to recognize someone who could be an ally, someone who could be an asset, someone who could add value and you misrepresenting that as opposition,” T.I. clapped back. “Bro, I’m not your opponent. You been talking about how long you been doing this and for somebody to come on after you headlining.
“You know how many of these comedians there is out there rapping right now? You know how many comedians there is doing rap? I’ve been rapping since I was eight years old bruh. It took me probably 20 years to God damn get where I wanted to be.”