Trae Young Weighs in on Rap GOAT Debate Between Drake and Jay-Z

Hours after the release of Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy,' Trae Young re-opened the Rap GOAT debate on Twitter: "When we gonna say Drake has passed Hov?"

Trae Young

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Trae Young

Hours after the release of Drake’s new album, Certified Lover BoyTrae Young decided to re-open the Rap GOAT debate on Twitter.

“When we gonna say Drake has passed Hov?” the Atlanta Hawks point guard wondered aloud in a post. As fans began taking sides, with many criticizing Trae for asking such a blashemous question, Young reminded his followers that he, too, still believes Jay-Z is No. 1: “Everybody, Hov #1 to me,” he wrote in another tweet. 

Yo when we gonna say Drake has passed Hov ?🥴

— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) September 3, 2021

Everybody, Hov #1 to me.😂💯

— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) September 3, 2021

Trae further walked back his initial statement in another tweet. “Sorry to all my Hov fans,” he captioned a video of a convicted felon singing an Adele-inspired apology to a judge during his court sentencing. 

To all my Hov fans.. 🥴😂

— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) September 3, 2021

The contentious relationship between Hov and Drizzy has been well-documented. After years of trading subliminal shots on wax, the two rappers have seemed to dead their long-standing tension in recent years, with Jay contributing guest verses to Drake’s last two albums, on Scorpion’s “Talk Up,” and Certified Lover Boy’s “Love All.”

“Love All” marks the sixth time they’ve collaborated, and follows 2009’s “Off That,” 2010’s “Light Up,” 2013’s “Pound Cake,” 2016’s “Pop Style,” and 2018’s “Talk Up.”

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