With just one album under his belt, XXXTentacion might be starting his career, but the 19-year-old magnet for controversy already believes that he’s better than the late Tupac Shakur.
During a recent conversation with DJ Akademiks, the Florida rhymer said he’s already surpassed ‘Pac in many ways. “I’m better than 2Pac, bro,” he declared. “Please don’t compare me to him…Please don’t. 2Pac can’t make rock music. 2Pac couldn’t do that. 2Pac didn’t do that. 2Pac was a dancer and a poet and a rapper.”
When reminded of Shakur’s reputation as a revolutionary, Tentacion dismissed the label. “I don’t give a fuck,” he exclaimed. “There’s plenty of revolutionaries. What about Joyner Lucas? He a fuckin’ revolutionary.”
In addition to this, X went on to say that he prefers The Notorious B.I.G. over ‘Pac. “If you ask me though, Biggie was a better poet,” he added. “I want to start a war. Tupac vs. Biggie…I think Biggie’s better, as far as a rapper. Tupac could articulate himself very well, but Biggie was a better poet.”
He went on to say that he wishes ‘Pac and B.I.G. would have fought while they were alive and blamed them for gun violence since their deaths. “I blame 2Pac and Biggie for why these kids wanna go around toting fucking guns and shooting each other and shit,” he said. “I blame them.”
Last year, XXX released his debut album, 17. He is now reportedly on house arrest, facing several charges stemming from his 2016 domestic violence case, including aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness tampering.