T.I. And Meek Mill React To The Game’s Manager’s Diss About Nipsey Hussle
T.I. and Meek Mill have shown their stance amid a debate about Nipsey Hussle’s status as a legend.
Defending the “Feelin’ Myself” hitmaker, T.I. posted on Instagram a screengrab of the dictionary’s definition of the word “legend.” He added in the caption, “This s**t say Nipsey all over it… Record sales and #1 hits ain’t the only barometer for legendary status. IMPACT is what’s important. Although his notoriety DID grow exponentially more after his demise… his impact is undeniable. #HadToBeSaid.”
Taking to his own Twitter account, Meek made it straight and clear that “Nipsey [is] a legend and the definition of real black man!”
Many fellow social media users agreed with Tip and Meek, with one commenting on the former’s post, “I agree! Social media and numbers does not mean legend. I get what he was trying to so say but i think wack just going to far with it. Nip was a legend and even more after the death.” Another wrote, “FACTS.”
T.I. and Meek’s statements were in response to Wack’s recent comment on Nipsey. Met after attending The Game’s 40th birthday bash in Hollywood on Friday night, November 29, he told TMZ, “He wasn’t [a legend]. What’s a legend? Define a legend. Let’s keep it real. If Dr. Dre died right now, we’d say we lost a legend, right? Based upon what? Numbers, right? Body of work, right? How many albums did Nipsey drop? One album, right? This not no personal s**t. This is real s**t.”
He went on explaining his opinion, “The man died with a million followers. No radio hits. No platinum hits. No world tours. After he died, he went platinum, sold a bunch of records, followers went up nine, 10 million. First of all, we gotta define what a f**ing legend is and what it f**king ain’t. Was he on his way? I think within time, yes he would have been. At the time of his demise … let’s keep it real. The truth can’t be’defined as disrespect. If it is, that means you lyin’ to you muthaf**kin’ self.”
The Game, meanwhile, refused to be dragged into the conversation, saying that Wack’s comment didn’t represent his opinion. “[Wack]’s got his own opinion, I’ve got my own opinion,” he said outside the venue of his birthday party.