Don’t look now, but Kylie Jenner is caught up in yet another round of hip-hop love drama. 22 Savage is crushing hard on the ‘KUWTK’ star, especially since she split from Tyga, so get to know about the young rapper who says he ‘loves himself some Kylie.’
1. He started off as a Vine star.
Ah, ‘memba Vine? The 6-second-social media network launched quite a few careers before biting the dust, so if there’s anyone to blame for this bizarre faux-love triangle between Kylie Jenner, 20, 22 Savage, 20, and 21 Savage, 24, it’s that. Blame Vine.
22 Savage (real name MacArthur Johnson) got semi-famous, according to XXL, because he both looked and rapped like the more well-known 21 Savage. He even has a Soundcloud page full of tracks that sound like they were taken from a rejected 21 Savage mixtape. 22 Savage brought this second-hand flow to the new track “Kylie’s Daddy.” While spitting some bars, 22 said that he “love(s) me some Kylie” and would love to grab “her [big] booty.”
2. He has been known by many names.
For those who are confused over there being both a 21 and 22 Savage, good news! 22 Savage rebranded himself as Young 22 on Feb. 6. Prior to this name change, the Baton Rogue rapper went by Mighty Mike, Funny Ass Mike and girlhefunny online, according to The Fader.
3. 21 Savage is not a fan.
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” right? Tell that to 21 Savage. He called out his copycat during an Oct. 2016 show. “Ain’t no 22, ain’t no 23,” he said, according to HipHopDX. However, 22 Savage couldn’t care any less about being blasted out by the original. “I just felt like jacking him,” 22 Savage said when talking about his name.
4. He’s been accused of murder.
“What people don’t understand is that underneath this funny, it’s really real. We’re in the streets,” 22 Savage said. His criminal record seems to back that up. He was arrested on May 3, 2016 in Baker, Louisiana over shooting a man. Young 22 and two others reportedly confronted Richard Phillips, who was passing out fliers a parking lot. Richard and Young 22 got into a fight that ended when Young 22 allegedly shot Richard in the chest (he would later die from the injuries.) Young 22 claims it was in self-defense. He was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and obstruction of justice, according to Complex. He’s currently out on bond.
5. He once challenged 21 Savage to a fight.
Even though he’s going by Young 22 now, his feud with 21 Savage may never be over. After all, Young 22 spitting on “Kylie’s Daddy’ comes months after 21 Savage said that he would love to “tear [Kylie’s] ass up.” Seems Young 22 is still copycatting 21. 22 once offered to settle the beef in the boxing ring, with the winner keeping the “Savage” name. 21 refused to even consider fighting 22, and their beef cooled afterwards. Seems like the feud is back on, with Kylie caught in the middle!
What do you thing about 22 Savage/Young 22, HollywoodLifers?