21 Savage Explains How He Connected With Nas For “One Mic, One Gun.”Says He And Nas Were Planning To Collaborate Before “irrelevant” - WhatsOnRap

21 Savage says he & Nas were planning to collaborate before recent backlash

21 Savage and Nas stated clearly that they have no ill will toward one another. Nas announced on Tuesday that he and the Atlanta rapper would collaborate on the Hit-Boy production for "One Mic, One Gun."

“Only way we moving is with love, respect and unity,” Nas wrote. “The foundational principles of hip hop. Excited to collaborate with my young brother and I hope more artist use turbulent moments and turn them into a time to make new art. That’s what it’s about.”

The Internet appears to have exaggerated 21's remarks on Nas. 21 recently appeared on Clubhouse, where he stated that he and Nas had always had mutual regard for one another and had intended to collaborate prior to the incident.

“Me and Nas been talking about making music, on my kids. Way before all that other shit happened,” he explained. “We been, like, figuring out how we was gonna do a song before this, on my momma. I been had his number. He been telling me he was a fan of my sh*t. I been telling him the same thing before all this shit happened. That’s why he didn’t take what I said in no disrespectful way ’cause he knew what I was trying to say.”

It's unknown whether Nas's brother, Jungle, was aware of their plans to cooperate. Jungle criticized 21 Savage shortly after his words were made public, citing "Rich Flex."

He wrote, "21 Savage is trash." "Glas Nas released KD3 so fans could hear real bars... "21, could you do something for me?"

"One Mic, One Gun" was released just weeks after 21 and Nas released new projects. Nas and Hit-Boy delivered the third episode in the King's Disease trilogy, while 21 Savage and Drake topped the charts with Her Loss. Perhaps more music from Nas and 21 Savage will be released in the coming year.