Lil Yachty isn’t backing down.
In the latest installment of Pitchfork.tv’s Over/Under series, the 19-year-old rapper sat down with The Good Perry to share their thoughts on a wide range of random topics, including Tom Hanks, 50 Shades of Grey, and even well as fake IDs. Just one look at that list and it's clear the conversation was kept relatively light; however, when it came to the subject of The Notorious B.I.G., Lil Boat gave an answer that didn't sit well with many old-school hip-hop fans: He boldly declared the legendary MC "overrated."
Many people on social media criticized the response as ignorant and disrespectful, but it's clear Lil Yachty isn't really bothered by their reactions.
In a series of tweets, the Atlanta rapper defended his position and insisted his critics were upset about nothing.
I'm sorry but I refuse to lie. If I don't listen to biggie or think he is as big as everybody else why is that a problem lol who cares bro— lil vote kot* (@lilyachty) November 8, 2016
I speak my mind. I might be the only new age artist speaking his mind.— lil vote kot* (@lilyachty) November 8, 2016
Niggas mad at me for having an opinion.. catch a grip and relax you'll be okay. I promise. The world will still spend— lil vote kot* (@lilyachty) November 8, 2016
If you feel like I disrespected biggie Idk what to tell u because I didn't. I didn't say he was bad or even that he wasn't a legend.— lil vote kot* (@lilyachty) November 8, 2016
I said I felt he was over rated for the simple fact that if i would have said he was under-rated it still would have made blogs...— lil vote kot* (@lilyachty) November 8, 2016
Because u old timb boot wear'ers know I don't listen to him so then you would have called me out for lying on calling him under-rated right?— lil vote kot* (@lilyachty) November 8, 2016
Or maybe I should have said no comment right and said nothing? Lmao fuck outta here ppl— lil vote kot* (@lilyachty) November 8, 2016
"[I] honestly couldn't name five songs [by 2pac and Biggie]," he said. "But if I'm doing this my way and making all this money, why should I do it how everybody says it's supposed to be done?"
At least he's being consistent. You can check out the full Over/Under episode above.