Kodak Black and Desiigner Respond to 21 Savage Saying He Could Beat Anyone From 2016 Freshman List in ‘Verzuz’

21 Savage has provoked reactions from Kodak Black and Desiigner after he said he could beat anyone featured in the 'XXL' Freshman Class of 2016 in a 'Verzuz.'

A three image splice of rappers 21 Savage, Kodak Black, and Desiigner
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A three image splice of rappers 21 Savage, Kodak Black, and Desiigner

21 Savage has suggested that he could beat anyone featured in the XXL Freshman Class of 2016 in a Verzuz-style match-up.

“No one from that... Freshman cover beat me in no Verzuz,” he said in a recent Clubhouse chat. His comment provoked a lot of people in the chat to list off the rappers featured on that year’s list, which has remained a fan favorite.

21 was featured alongside Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Kodak Black, Denzel Curry, G Herbo, Dave East, Lil Dicky, Desiigner, and Anderson .Paak.

In a response shared during a recent Instagram Live stream, Kodak said that he admires 21 Savage’s confidence but called his suggestion “cap.”

“That’s how you should feel, know what I mean?” he said. “But you know I always put myself first over any n***a, any day. That’s cap.”

Desiigner has also offered up a response, and felt the need to remind 21 of his own accomplishments.

“Ay man, why you talking like that?” he said in an Instagram Stories post. “You’re 21. [I] went platinum 20 times. … Stop playing.”

21 shared the sentiment not long after the release of his collaborative album with Drake, Her Loss. The record has already sparked controversy, most notable thanks to a line from Drizzy on “Circo Loco” that references Megan Thee Stallion allegedly getting shot by Tory Lanez. Lil Yachty, who has a writing credit on the song, has since claimed that the line isn’t about Meg at all.

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