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21 Savage is backtracking after saying rap legend Nas was “not relevant” with today’s younger hip-hop fans.

The British rapper made the statement in a chat while promoting his new album, Her Loss, with Drake.

During a Twitter Spaces chat about Nas and Hit-Boy‘s new album, King’s Disease III, the 30-year-old rapper said 49-year-old Nas was “not relevant” to anyone who wasn’t even born yet when Nas made his debut in 1991 on Main Source‘s classic track “Live At The Barbecue.”

“I don’t feel like he’s relevant, he just has a loyal ass fanbase and he still makes good-ass music,” said 21 Savage.

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The clip circulated on social media sparking outrage among hip-hop purists. One fan said no one will be listening to 21 Savage’s raps in 30 years.

Others said Drake made 21 Savage relevant this year.

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21 Savage responded to the backlash on Twitter by backtracking: “I would never disrespect nas or any legend who paved the way for me y’all be tryna take stuff and run with it. [sic]”

He also angered fans of slain rapper Takeoff last week when he called the Migos rapper’s shooting death “a freak accident.”