Akademiks has found himself in some controversy.
In an interview with Rachel Lindsay and Van Lathan for ‘Higher Learning,’ Lindsay read off Akademiks words where he stated that Megan Thee Stallion is overrated and doesn’t have the lyrical skills of some of her peers such as Nicki Minaj. This lead Ak to respond.
His words below…
“I don’t remember all the quotes. No, that sounds good. One hundred percent, I stand by that.”
“I think Meg Thee Stallion is really overrated as actually an artist. I’ve always thought that. I do think the level that she is discussed on when we’re comparing and talking about only Rap, is a byproduct of a lot of industry ties that she has that has kind of lifted her up to be a super-celebrity, which is cool in that realm, but when we just talk about music, it’s not there.”
“Again, I’m not saying things without merit. We can’t really talk about no Meg Thee Stallion project that could come close to ‘Pink Friday.’ We can’t even talk about any top any Meg Thee Stallion verses that would come close to the top ten Nicki verses. So, again, when I see how, in the last year, she has elevated—and keep in mind in 2019, or maybe actually early 2020, I could be wrong on both dates so don’t kill me, she sold like, 27,000. This is the time when they were saying like, ‘Listen.’ It was Hot Girls versus City Girls, they were saying she’s such a huge star and whatever.”
While Akademiks goes on to explain that he understands that uplifting Black women in the industry is important, he also added, “When are we gonna talk about some facts?”
Check out the clip from the interview below…
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