The feud between Lonzo Ball and fans of legendary rapper Nas has reached new heights—at which someone went so far as to make a T-shirt to troll the other party.
It all started in August when the Los Angeles Lakers rookie said the “If I Ruled the World” rapper was not “real hip-hop.”
“Don’t nobody listen to Nas anymore […] Real hip-hop is Migos, Future,” he said on the series premiere of his absolutely necessary reality show Ball in the Family, rightly setting Twitter the hell off.
Lonzo Ball said Nas ain’t real Hip-Hop. He just lost all my support from that statement alone
— Braxton P Brice UFG (@UFGsports) 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
me when lonzo said he wasnt a fan of “outdated” rappers like nas pic.twitter.com/K06SsF5BH1
— Lek (@alectaaan) September 1, 2017
Less than two weeks later, Lonzo tried to walk his comments back.
“They told me that the goal for the next two months was [to get me to listen] to real hip-hop, I replied that’s not gon’ happen, and the first person who popped into my head was Nas, because obviously he’s real hip-hop,” he told ESPNLA.
“So I’m like, nobody listens to Nas no more, which I think is true, because of my friends ain’t nobody bumping Nas no more, no disrespect to him. He had his time, I just think it’s a new time. And then the next question was, what is real hip-hop to you? And I said real hip-hop is Future and Migos, so that’s how it all went down.”
It should have ended there.
But an Instagram post from Ball, posted on Thursday, appeared to take another shot at the rapper.
In the photo, Lonzo’s manager is wearing a shirt featuring the cover of Nas’ album “It Was Written,” but with the point guard’s face replacing the rapper’s.
— DJ Vlad – VladTV.com (@djvlad) October 12, 2017
Here’s the original.
— SARU a.k.a Gaso (@gasoline919) October 10, 2017
Enough time to customize this petty-ass shirt, but not enough to listen to a Nas album one time?
Top 5 all time in order…
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) May 27, 2016