It doesn’t appear to be a good month for rapper Future when it pertains to rap mogul Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. Earlier this month, the Atlanta-based superstar found himself at the end of a social media roast session when he claimed “in the streets, im bigger” than the 23-time Grammy-winning rapper. Now critics are coming after Future yet again after he seemingly agreed with a podcaster who suggested he could beat Jay-Z in a “Verzuz” battle.
It’s safe to say the incident sparked from comments initially made by the “4:44” rapper during a discussion in a Spaces chatroom initially created to talk about Alicia Keys’ new album “Keys.”
The multi-layered superstar was asked whether he’d ever participate in the highly popular music competition event, to which Jay answered — much to many people’s agreement — “No one can stand on that stage with me.”
“It’s not a chance in hell that anyone can stand on that stage with me. You got to stand in front of the ‘Grammy Family Freestyle’ live? No one has ever even seen me perform that, you got to stand in front of that? That ain’t never going to happen,” he added before pivoting the discussion back to Keys’ album.
Jay’s comment quickly initiated a debate about what artist could hold a flame to the ultra-successful musician, including “Big Facts” co-host Big Bank who wrote on his Instagram Stories, “I Promise You, ErrBody From Atlanta Feels Like Pluto Can Win A Versus Against Hov!”
Future reposted the memo on his Instagram Stories, opening the floodgate of jokes almost instantly. “WHO MADE UP THIS LIE!” asked one Instagram user. “ONE THING THIS GENERATION GONNA STOP DOING IS LYING.”
“Future can’t even win a family court battle yet. Let’s not go there,” another person commented.
“It’s giving delusional,” quipped a third person.
“I’m from Atlanta born and raised and I don’t feel that way. Must be this new generation that feel that way….”
The “Jumpman” has been feeling himself lately. Earlier this month, he got on Twitter launching off a series of posts, including one that claimed he’s the only artist that can get Ye, formally known as Kanye West, to “pull up whenever wherever..tuh,” referring to his recent Rollin’ Loud Concert when he brought the Grammy winner out on stage. “Everything I do legendary,” he wrote elsewhere.
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