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21 Savage follows Fat Joe in admitting most of his lyrics are not real

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21 Savage, Fat Joe. (Shutterstock/Lexii Lane/Kathy Hutchins)

21 Savage has followed in Fat Joe's footsteps by admitting that "a lot" of his lyrics are not based on real events.

Earlier in December, Joe admitted to fabricating stories in his "95%" of his music.

The "Lean Back" rapper made the claim while discussing the ongoing RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) case against Young Thug.

In November, it was ruled that Thug’s lyrics about committing crimes could be used against him in court subject to certain conditions.

"You couldn’t build a jail high enough for the lyrics I’ve said on songs which are all untrue," Joe told CNN's Gayle King.

Speaking with Rolling Stone in a new interview published Monday, 21 Savage echoed Joe's comments.

“I just think of it in my head,” he said of his own music. “Some of it be based off of real life, but a lot of it be creative stories.”

This isn't the first time Savage has admitted to embellishing his lyrics.

Last August, the Atlanta-based rapper wrote a message on X, the platform previously known as Twitter, about gun violence in his area that read: “Atlanta We Have To Do Better Put The F****** Guns Down!”

After fans accused him of being hypocritical because of the violent nature of some of his lyrics, Savage responded: “A Song Is For Entertainment It’s Not An Instruction Manual On How To Live Life."

"In Real Life I Give Away A Lot Of Money And Spread Financial Literacy To My Community Stop Trying To Make Me 1-Dimensional," he added.


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