Nas has seemingly heard all the chatter surrounding 21 Savage’s comments about him no longer being relevant and issued what appeared to be response.

The Queensbridge legend hit up Instagram on Tuesday (November 15) to share a photo of himself with a caption that simply read “LOVE” along with a crying laughing emoji, which caused a stir in his comments section.

“30 summers,” former NBA star Carmelo Anthony wrote in reference to Nas’ King’s Disease III track “30,” the sequel to King’s Disease‘s “27 Summers.”

Another fan wrote: “A King’s response!”

 

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21 Savage came under fire earlier this week when he asked participants in a Clubhouse call what their definition of relevant was, which prompted his controversial comments about Nas. “I don’t feel like he’s relevant,” he said. “I don’t feel like Nas is relevant.”

Chaos in the chatroom ensued and the Atlanta rapper went on to explain that despite Nas’ supposed lack of relevancy, he believes the veteran MC has a “loyal” fan base and still makes good music. The heated discussion seemed to revolve around ’90s rappers that are still dropping albums today.

21 Savage later attempted to clarify his comments on Monday evening (November 14) after he became a trending topic, explaining he didn’t mean any disrespect.

“I would never disrespect nas or any legend who paved the way for me y’all be tryna take stuff and run with it,” 21 wrote on Twitter while applauding Escobar.

Angry Nas fans voiced their frustration with 21’s incendiary comments — including Nas’ brother, Jungle, as he stepped into The Shade Room‘s Instagram comments section to diss Savage.

“21 Savage is trash I’m glad Nas dropped KD3 so fans can hear real bars… 21 can u do something for me,” he wrote.

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Nas joined The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Monday night, where he spoke further on maintaining his longevity in the young person’s game that is Hip Hop.

“Somebody, a friend of mine, called me today and said: ‘Yo, you realize how long you’ve been around and how much you survived and the things you been through?'” he said. “We just lost a Hip Hop artist the other week in Takeoff. I lost so many friends even before I got into music.”

 

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Nas released King’s Disease III on Friday (November 11). The album is third installment of his Hit-Boy-produced series that earned him his first Grammy Award in 2021. The franchise has also been commercially relevant, debuting in the top five on the Billboard 200.