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Lonzo Ball is stirring up controversy on the internet once again. On the season premiere of Ball in the Family, on Aug. 31, the 19-year-old Lakers' point guard made some cringe-worthy comments about what he considers to be “real” rap music. And according to him, Nas — one of the most respected names in the game — is “outdated.”
During the premiere episode, the basketball player was informed that he would have to listen to “real hip-hop” during his series interviews. Ball immediately took offense to that however, which triggered his heated response. “That’s not gonna happen,” he told a camera man. “Y’all outdated, man. Don’t nobody listen to Nas anymore.” Well if Nas isn’t the real thing, then what is? “Real hip-hop is Migos and Future,” he said.
OK, as Childish Gambino once said during his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, the Migos can do no wrong after they gifted the world with “Bad and Boujee.” Even so, to suggest Nas isn’t relevant anymore is a bold statement. After all, Illmatic is still a classic.
The Ball in the Family opener come shortly after Jay-Z praised Lonzo and LaVar Ball for their entrepreneurial drive on The Rap Radar Podcast. The 4:44 artist even admitted that he bought several pairs of their custom shoes. "Why wouldn't I support him? He feels like he can move culture, and his son got a big enough name, and a big enough brand, that they can do it,” Hov said. Well, after he gets wind of Lonzo’s recent comments about Nas, he may change his tune.