Young Thug is facing backlash for claiming he has more stadium hits than Hov.
Speaking with Gillie Da Kid’s “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” podcast, the “Take It to Trial” rapper boasted about his catalog, claiming he has 30-40 songs that concertgoers would recognize if he performed them live.
“When I perform, I got 30, 40 songs that the whole stadium gon’ know. They gon’ know these ones, all 30 songs,” he said.
He then boldly declared that his catalog would rival JAY-Z. “JAY-Z ain’t got 30 songs like that…that the whole stadium gonna sing.”
The host countered, “He got a lot though” before Thug backpedaled. “I know he do. He probably got 50 of them bitches,” he said. “I’m not just literally saying him, I’m saying ni**as who you thinking the man…”
Thug went on to say he’s been backstage at other rappers’ shows and was surprised when the audience didn’t respond to their hits. “I’m backstage like, ‘I thought they knew this song from him.’”
Thug won’t perform a song unless it’s familiar to the crowd. “I’m so scared to get booed, I don’t even perform a song they won’t know,” he said. “They know every song. It ain’t no dull moment. Every song. I ain’t even perform a song they don’t know.”
His comments about JAY-Z weren’t well received on social media. “25 years of rapping and Jay-Z don’t have 30 songs that a stadium knows and Young Thug does? Bruh…..cmon,” tweeted one fan.
Thug previously came under fire after he made disrespectful comments about André 3000. “I can’t rap you two André 3000 songs,” he told T.I.’s “ExpediTIously” podcast. “I ain’t never paid attention to him. Never in my life.”