Lonzo Ball Says Nas Is No Longer Relevant; Migos and Future Are 'Real Hip-Hop'

Twitter, naturally, called him out.

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If you watched the season premiere of Ball in the Family, 1. We’re sorry, and 2. You know Lonzo Ball made more questionable comments about rap music.

During the first episode, the 19-year-old Lakers point guard was told he would be forced to listen to “real hip-hop” during his series interviews. Lonzo immediately knew “real” meant “from before you were born,” which prompted an eyebrow-raising response: “That’s not gonna happen,” he told a man behind the camera. “Y’all outdated, man. Don’t nobody listen to Nas anymore […] Real hip-hop is Migos, Future.”

It was a bold statement that wasn’t exactly praised on Twitter.

lonzo ball really said "no one listening to nas no more, real hip hop is migos and future" pic.twitter.com/PN6faDRlJ7

— dieg0bregon (@dieg0bregon) September 1, 2017

Lonzo Ball went too far dissing Nas and saying Migos and Future are real Hip Hop...These millenials smh. https://t.co/cO0ALlZ9Zy

— Gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 1, 2017

Lonzo Ball said Nas is outdated & Future & Migos is real rap 😒😒😒😒 I hope the Lakers trade him to Utah & he has a horrible rookie season

— “Rude Spanish B****!” (@geektify) September 1, 2017

Lonzo Ball said Nas ain't real Hip-Hop. He just lost all my support from that statement alone

— Brice (@kdot89__) August 31, 2017

I should smack the shit out of lonzo ball for saying nobody cares about Nas anymore smh

— J (@Julii_lovescake) September 1, 2017

Just remember Lonzo is 19 AND Nas hasn’t dropped an album in five years. Not gonna get mad….the young folks like what they like https://t.co/0beof5maZo

— Evan Barnes (@evan_b) September 1, 2017

Lonzo Ball says nobody listens to Nas anymore. This is a case of a kid saying something stupid. He doesn’t know any better.

— Michael (Variant From Earth-92131) (@SecretAvenger22) September 1, 2017

Issa > 4:44

— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) July 9, 2017

Some people weren’t all that surprised, though. 

Earlier this year, Lonzo was roasted on social media after posting his top 5 favorite rappers of all time. His list consisted of Lil Wayne, Future, DMX, 50 Cent, and 2Pac—in that order. Though most would agree that these kinds of lists are totally subjective, people couldn’t help but criticize Lonzo for including Future.

And there was also that time he was dragged for insisting 21 Savage’s Issa was superior to Jay Z’s 4:44.  

You can watch the first two episodes of Ball in the Family now on Facebook. New episodes will premiere every Sunday starting Sept. 10. 

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