21 Savage is really not okay with 22 Savage jacking his name. Atlanta rapper No Plug, a Slaughter Gang affiliate, told the Baton Rouge rapper he was going to pull up in his hometown.
22 Savage and his guys say they won’t let anyone from No Plug’s camp touch them.
In October, 21 called out his imitator during a recent performance.
21 raps, “Ain’t no 22, ain’t no 23.”
Comedian McArthur Johnson recently adopted the name “22 Savage” to jumpstart his music career.
The Baton Rouge, LA native was unapologetic about swagger jacking 21 Savage.
“I just felt like jacking him,” he told SOHH. “I’m really savage out here. I’m really in the slums. I’m in the trenches. What people don’t understand is that underneath this funny, it’s really real. We’re in the streets. I’m a street n***a trying to make it out anyway I can.”
Johnson explained why he adopted the name 22 Savage during an interview with Say Cheese TV.
“I just come back to me rapping and doing comedy at the same time,” he said. “I was intertwining parodies or whatever, and people like ‘Yeah, you rap for real.’ That’s when I came up with that line ‘This ain’t 21, this 22’ and people started catching on to it, so I said, ‘F*ck it. I’m 22 Savage.” I jumped in the rap game.”
Johnson says he has yet to talk to 21 Savage. He doesn’t care if 21 Savage has a problem with him.
“He ain’t gotta like it,” he said. “It is what it is. If he take it any type of way, he take it any type of way.”
Johnson says 21 Savage makes “decent music,” but says he’s “way better.”