Young Thug calls French Montana a 'fool' for claiming he has more hits than Kendrick Lamar

The pair traded jabs with each other on social media, with French Montana defending his position and poking fun at Young Thug's fashion choices


                            Young Thug calls French Montana a 'fool' for claiming he has more hits than Kendrick Lamar
French Montana and Young Thug (Getty Images)
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The rappers French Montana and Young Thug have gotten embroiled in a war of words on social media after the American-Moroccan star Montana resolutely defended his claim that he was better than the uber-popular hip-hop legend Kendrick Lamar. They both threw shade at each other and ended up getting their fans involved, as they both hit each other hard in a series of online jabs, some below the belt.

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It all started when French Montana recently told Complex Magazine that he might just have better songs than Lamar, one of the best rappers in the game today. "I mean, honestly, I could go against anybody. You could put somebody like Kendrick Lamar next to me on the same stage at a festival," Montana revealed when asked who he would like to go up against in an Instagram Live Verzuz battle. "I might outshine him... not because I'm a better rapper or whatever it is. It's just that I got more hits. Kendrick Lamar got albums. He got masterpieces. But if you was to put us on the festival stage, I would outshine him because I have more hits than Kendrick Lamar."

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French Montana attends the 2019 Global Citizen Festival: Power The Movement in Central Park on September 28, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images)

After that arguably controversial statement, the rapper Young Thug stepped into the fray with a disrespectful reaction video, where he poked fun at Montana's comments, and said, "Stupid ass n**** say he got more hits than Kendrick Lamar," before laughing at the inanity of the statement and followed it up with a one-word putdown:"Fool." 

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Montana then responded by posting on Twitter - "IF WE JUST TALKING ABOUT ANTHEMS, !! ME VS KENDRICK HIT FOR HIT ! I BELIEVE I CAN GO NECK TO NECK !! I BEEN MAKING HITS FOR A LONG TIME ! IT AINT MY FAULT I BELIEVE IN MYSELF. HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION? HOW MANY TIMES I GOTTA PROVE MYSELF BEFORE I GET MINE." He also followed that up with another vehement tweet saying "I love Kendrick! That’s not just for Kendrick that’s to anybody they put in front of me, and ask me that same question what u want me to say lol? It should be your attitude too. If u think any less of yourself don’t blame it on the next person who don’t!"

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Rapper Young Thug attends L'Eden by Perrier-Jouët on December 6, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Montana also posted this video where he directly told Young Thug he was being delusional:  “Listen bro, get out of your feelings. I’m only speaking from an artist standpoint. You do not have nowhere near more hits than Kendrick Lamar whatsoever. You probably won’t ever have more hits than buddy, so get that out of your head.”

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Things then went south after Montana mocked Young Thug's decision to wear women's clothing in the music video for 'No Stylist' and also posted a photo of him wearing lipstick. He also posted a list of his own hits, saying that he definitely had enough platinum songs to hold his own. Young Thug then showed how immature the conversation was getting when he posted messages that  Montana had sent him directly. 

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Kendrick Lamar performs during the third day of Lollapalooza Buenos Aires 2019 at Hipodromo de San Isidro on March 31, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Getty Images)

Fans were also getting involved on both sides of the argument. "Lmao he only got his followers 'cause his affiliation with Khaled and Drake. French Montana not that nigga in the music world." said one Young Thug follower. Other fans questioned Montana's intelligence.

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Still, Montana had his supporters too. People were telling him that he definitely was as great as Kendrick, even though they were different artistes - although we'll probably stop short of saying that ourselves.

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