UPDATE (3/1): Joey has taken to Twitter to try to explain himself further. Check out his reasoning below.
When I said I was better than PAC (my favorite rapper of all time) I was refering to rap skill. Bar for bar. Not accolades or influence.
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) March 1, 2017
ORIGINAL POST: To close out Black History Month, Joey Badass sat down with the folks over at Genius for a brief conversation on what Black History Months means to him, which led to the topic of Joey’s influences.
Speaking on the role 2Pac played in his life, Joey says:
“I believe I am one of the minds that Pac said would spark to change the world. I believe I am one of those. I’m probably not the one that is gonna change the world; probably the one after me. It’s a part of me wanting to have their messages travel further, because their messages resonate with me. I know there is a lot of people out there that resonate with me, who don’t necessarily resonate with them.”
He continued with a bold take:
“I already know I’m a better rapper than 2Pac is. That’s just facts. One on one battle, I’ll flame Pac.”
What do you guys think, how does Joey match up with arguably the most influential rapper of all time? Is he just trolling? Let us know on twitter & check out the video of the interview below.