Atlanta rapper 21 Savage really isn’t here for the savagery. The hip-hop star has urged fans and musicians alike to cease feuding.
Sav went to Twitter last night (August 23) with an uplifting message about everyone winning.
— SOHH (@sohh) August 24, 2018
Earlier this year, 21 raised eyebrows after urging people to stop feuding.
I wish everybody come together and kill all this beef They want us to kill each other especially now since we young and rich
— Saint Laurent Don (@21savage) June 4, 2018
In late June, Sav dished on his close-knit bond to Young Money’s Drake.
“Drake just a genuine-a** good-hearted person,” he says, punting on why nobody else got him anything. “He did a lot of shit he didn’t have to do. He do a lot of shit for up-and-coming rappers, period. I don’t think he get his respect for that. Every f*ckin’ year, he pull a new artist up. Ain’t no other artist on his level do that sh*t.” (GQ)
21 also shot down speculation about recently trying to end the Pusha-T/Drake feud with a tweet telling people to end beefs.
“When I was talking about that, I wasn’t talking about [Pusha-T and Drake’s] beef. ’Cause they beef is like competition beef; it’s more like who-can-out-rap-who type shit. It’s different,” he tells me. “If I beef with somebody, it’s going to be more than just a song. I’ma be trying to kill your a**.” Given the recent fatal shootings of XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo, and the attempted shooting of Chief Keef in Times Square, the stakes outlined are, perhaps, not abstract. (There is no indication those shootings were related to rap feuds, but celebrity is not bulletproof.) “If you do a song saying you gon’ harm somebody that you rap beefing with, cut that sh*t out, unless you ready to kill somebody or die,” 21 says. “If I got beef with you, that mean I want to kill you. And I ain’t go through all this shit to get rich to goddamn go to jail for killing.” (GQ)