The “Ball In The Family” reality show has only been up on the net for a little more than 24 hours and it’s already started to make waves, especially thanks to some comments, surprisingly coming from Lonzo Ball and not his father LaVar.
The Los Angeles Lakers No. 2 overall selection claimed during a segment of the first episode of the show that had Ball look at the cameraman and say:
“Y’all outdated, man. Don’t nobody listen to Nas no more. Real hip-hop is Migos, Future.”
Lonzo Ball went too far dissing Nas and saying Migos and Future are real Hip Hop…These millenials smh. https://t.co/cO0ALlZ9Zy
— Gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 1, 2017
While this qualifies as hip-hop blasphemy to those who grew up listening to his debut album Illmatic, or witnessed the battle against Brooklynite Jay-Z for the vacant throne of East Coast rap after the assassination of The Notorious B.I.G. — let’s remember that Ball wasn’t even born then.
Millennials have often adopted the position that if they weren’t alive for it, it didn’t count — and Ball is no exception, causing Twitter to go on a frenzy after his controversial comments.
Lonzo Ball said Nas is outdated & Future & Migos is real rap 😒😒😒😒 I hope the Lakers trade him to Utah & he has a horrible rookie season
— “Rasheeda Got Bags!” (@geektify) September 1, 2017
I should smack the shit out of lonzo ball for saying nobody cares about Nas anymore smh
— J (@Julii_lovescake) September 1, 2017
Lonzo Ball said Nas ain't real Hip-Hop. He just lost all my support from that statement alone
— Brice (@kdot89__) August 31, 2017
While most people Ball’s age are just listening to Future’s “Mask Off” on repeat, Nas has released 12 full-length solo albums, but not one since 2012 and another 10 of the collaboration/compilation/mixtape variety. Nas previously hinted at a 2017 album release, his first in the last five years.
As far as Lonzo, we’re not sure if he’ll pick that up even if it were given to him for free.