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​Lil Yachty Says He's Listened To 2Pac And Biggie For ‘About 30 Seconds’ After Controversy

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​Lil Yachty Says He's Listened To 2Pac And Biggie For ‘About 30 Seconds’ After Controversy

Lil Yachty has spoken out about the controversial comments he made about Biggie and 2Pac back in 2016, having learnt from the experience by finally going and listening to their music... Well, for 'about 30 seconds'.

A few years ago, the rapper hit headlines when he said Biggie and 2Pac - who would have turned 50 today - were overrated.

As you can imagine, this didn't go down to well with music fans, who came to the music icons' defence.

But while many people might take the opportunity to brush up on their hip hop history, it would appear Lil Yachty didn't lose too much sleep over the backlash, nor did he waste too much time acquainting himself with their music to see what all the fuss was about.

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In a new interview with HopHopDX, the star was asked if he studied up on 2Pac and Biggie's respective back-catalogues after the controversy.

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Credit: PA

He replied: "I wouldn't say study up, but I definitely went back and listened for about ... 30 seconds.

"I'm good. If you're good at what you're doing then ... art is art.

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"Do you need to study Picasso to learn how to paint? No. If you care then yes, but if not, who cares?"

Speaking to Zane Lowe back in April, Lil Yachty was a little more humble about the whole experience, admitting he hadn't intended to upset anyone.

"I never meant to disrespect," he said.

"I was just being honest. I didn't have no media training, right? All I knew was to be an honest person. So someone asked me about whether it's a hip hop lesson guide.

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"My cousin would be honest. I'm going to tell the truth. I'm not like Biggie, Tupac, you're going to say this every time, I didn't listen to them but I didn't say they were trash."

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If he's not up for listening to their music, perhaps Lil Yachty could spend an evening watching a documentary about the two hip hop legends instead - such as forthcoming new film Last Man Standing, which will be in UK cinemas on 30 June, followed by a general release on 2 July.

The documentary film comes from British filmmaker Nick Broomfield, who delves into alleged police involvement in Biggie's death, his and Tupac's dealings with Suge Knight, the disgraced CEO of legendary rap music label Death Row Records and links to violent gangs.

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Topics: Entertainment, Music, Tupac

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