(AllHipHop News) It has not even been a year since Ermias "Nipsey Hussle" Asghedom was murdered outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31. Most representatives of Hip Hop culture have chosen to honor the deceased emcee, but two LA residents chose a different approach when discussing Nip's legacy.
Blueface caught significant backlash when his label head, Wack 100, went on the No Jumper podcast and suggested Nipsey was not a legend. Some people took issue with Blueface because he did not defend the Victory Lap creator. He further fueled more negative reactions when he tweeted, "Nyggas die everyday B🤷🏾♂️."
TMZ recently caught up with Wack 100 to get an additional comment about his opinion of Nipsey. The Cash Money West executive doubled down on what he said on No Jumper.
"[Nipsey] wasn't [a legend]. What's a legend? Define a legend," said Wack 100. "If Dr. Dre, right now, died, we would say we lost a legend, right? Based on what? Numbers, right? Body of work, right? How many albums did Nipsey drop? One album, right?"
Wack continued, "This not no personal sh*t I'm talking. This just real sh*t. The man died with a million followers, no radio hits, no platinum hits, right? No world tours, right? After he died, he went platinum, sold a bunch of records, his followers went up nine, 10 million, right? First of all, we got to define what the f*ck a legend is, what the f*ck a legend ain't."
He went on to say that Nipsey Hussle was on his way to becoming a legend but the Grammy-nominated rapper had not reached legendary status at the time of his death. Wack added, "The truth could never be defined as disrespect. If it is, that means you lying to your motherf*cking self."