French's comments came in an interview with Complex over the weekend while discussing his recent Instagram Live hit-for-hit battle against Tory Lanez.
According to the court of public opinion, French came out as the clear winner of the showdown, and he believes the reason some people thought Tory could win in the first place is due to his own fault of being "too humble."
"A lot of people don't know that I got, you know, 15 years, almost 20 in the game," he said, sitting in front of a tropical backdrop.
In response to a question from host Speedy Morman about whether there's an artist who would make for a stronger competitor, French said he could "go against anybody" before using Kendrick Lamar as an example around the 16:45 mark of the interview.
"If you was to put us on a festival stage, I would outshine him 'cause I have more hits than Kendrick Lamar," he said.
Though he did admit Kendrick is a superior rapper and his albums are "masterpieces," this assertion makes for an, let's say, interesting debate, especially since Kendrick has nearly three times as many Hot 100 hits. 😅
In terms of those who could keep up with him, French mentioned Rick Ross, Drake, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and Diddy.
Another highlight occurred earlier in the nearly half an hour interview when French touched on his longtime beef with 50 Cent, saying he'll be featured on an upcoming edition of French's Cocaine City Instagram Live series. He didn't offer many specifics, but he claimed they'll "talk about what the people want to see."
Just a few days ago, French and fellow New York rapper Jim Jones publicly resolved their bad blood for the first time on the same platform.
French also shared some thoughts on rappers living "check to check" as well as Young Chop's bizarre behavior recently.
You can check out the entire conversation below.