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Young Thug Comments on JAY-Z's Catalog & Chooses Lil Wayne for Ideal Verzuz

Mahlik Campbell

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Young Thug knew he was out-of-pocket when he made the surprising claim that not even JAY-Z has a deep enough catalog to rival his "30 or 40" stadium-level anthems.

Appearing on Gillie Da Kid's Barstool Sports-produced podcast 'Million Dollaz Worth of Game,' Thug was boasting about his cultural popularity and accidentally threw some shade at Hov, saying, "JAY-Z ain’t got 30 songs [that can rock a stadium]."

Didn't mean that! Yet he quickly backtracked after seeing the astonished look on Gillie's face. "I’m just saying like, I know he do, he probably got 50 of them b*****s," he suggested. "I'm not literally saying him...I seen n****s like, 'Damn, they don’t know this song?' I’m so scared to get boo’ed, I don’t even perform a song they won’t know."

Nevertheless, Thug's asking price of one million bucks for a show – less than what it used to be due to the pandemic, according to him – reflects his top-tier status.

Later, Thugger also said that Lil Wayne would be the best match for a potential Verzuz hit-for-hit battle based on their mutual "influence." He added, "You gotta talk about everything. It ain't just about no rap. Everything fall behind this s**t."

Plus, the 29-year-old Atlanta legend may have some smoke to settle, as Wayne allegedly left him hanging when they first met. "I'm never touchin' yo hand again just off of that," he recalled, thinking about another flaky dap the two shared. "I'm a real player."

Remember? One of Wayne's most notable learners is Thug himself, who titled his 2015 mixtape 'Barter 6' after Weezy's 'Tha Carter' series. Thug's upcoming album, 'Slime Language 2,' is expected to release in 2021.