AceShowbiz - 21 Savage has offered more details on "Circo Loco", his new collaboration track with Drake. In a new interview, the Slaughter King appeared to confirm that the song, released in late 2022, is about Megan Thee Stallion.
The Atlanta rapper, born Sheyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was asked by Complex to share his thoughts as the song got mixed reactions due to Drake's diss bars. In response, the 30-year-old emcee, who's named as the outlet's Best Rapper of 2022, said, "I don't feel like that was his intention [to diss Megan]."
"Remember when I said I was telling him to not hold back, people tried to twist that to make it seem like I was talking about that situation," 21 Savage continued. "That bar was more of, like, a joke bar than him trying to say something about her. But I don't really like speaking on people's situations because life be real."
Fans quickly rushed to Twitter to give their reactions to 21 Savage's comments. "So he just confirmed that the bar was about Megan," one user wrote. Someone else added, "So it was about her...[crying emoji]." A separate person said, "So first it wasn't about her now it is but it was a 'joke'?? be f**king real."
The track, from 21 Savage and Drake's joint album "Her Loss", sees Drizzy making an apparent reference not only to Megan but to the July 2020 shooting incident in which she was assaulted by Tory Lanez. "This b***h lie 'bout getting shots but she still a stallion," the Canadian rapper spits on the song. He continues, "Shorty say she graduated, she ain't learn enough/ Play your album track one, 'kay, I heard enough."
A few minutes following the song's release, Megan urged artists to stop using mentions of the shooting "for clout" in a series of furious tweets. The Houston hottie also said she's looking forward to when "the mf facts come out."
"Stop using my shooting for clout b***h a** N***as! Since when tf is it cool to joke abt women getting shot !" the Hot Girl Meg fumed. "You n***as especially RAP N***AS ARE LAME! Ready to boycott bout shoes and clothes but dog pile on a black woman when she say one of y'all homeboys abused her." She continued expressing her disgust as writing, "And when the mf facts come out remember all y'all h*e a** favorite rappers that stood behind a N***a that SHOT A FEMALE."
Afterwards, Meg's lawyer issued a statement that read, "Despite the irrefutable evidence that Megan was a victim of gun violence, the ignorant continue to support her attacker." The attorney further stressed, "I know many of the folks across the industry, but those people are going to look very silly when the facts fully come out."
Back in December, Megan scored a major victory in a felony trial against Tory over the shooting incident. Tory was found guilty of three counts in connection to the alleged shooting, including felony assault with a semiautomatic firearm, possession of a concealed, unregistered firearm and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.
Tory faces up to 22 years and eight months in prison as well as deportation to Canada. He's due to be sentenced on January 27 but the date has since been rescheduled to February 28 due to a change in his legal counsel.