Fans weren’t the only ones complaining about the 2018 XXL Freshman Class snubs.
2 Chainz expressed his disappointment with the selections and named a few artists he felt were deserving of the honor in an Instagram post on Tuesday (June 12).
Lil Baby, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Tee Grizzley, Moneybagg Yo and YoungBoy Never Broke Again were glaring ommissions in the eyes of Tity Boi.
“Where my lil partna @lilbaby_1 , where braazzzy ass @6ix9ine_ @tee_grizzley cold asf @moneybaggyo should be on there @nba_youngboy hard asf too should be on there!!” he wrote. “No this cover isn’t the Bible but people respect it, I’m sure I forgot somebody but these ppl I named keep that check up fuck it #TRU.”
Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, J.I.D, Stefflon Don, BlocBoy JB, YBN Nahmir, Wifisfuneral and Trippie Redd were selected for the 2018 XXL Freshman Class. Lil Skies was also supposed to be part of the group but didn’t show up to the photoshoot.
(This post has been updated. The following was originally published on June 12, 2018 at 11:55 p.m. PST)
XXL has unveiled their annual Freshman Class, and the selections have disappointed many fans. While some are complaining about the overall quality of the list, others are frustrated by the snubbing of certain artists.
The 2018 Freshman Class is comprised of Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, J.I.D, Stefflon Don, BlocBoy JB, YBN Nahmir, Wifisfuneral and Trippie Redd. Lil Skies was awarded the 10th spot but refused to attend the cover shoot.
Fans have been voicing their complaints on social media about which artists got snubbed from the 2018 list. Everyone from controversial figures, such as Tekashi 6ix9ine and Tay-K, to critically acclaimed MCs, such as IDK and Smino, have been championed by Twitter users as deserving spots in the Freshman Class.
Check out some of the reactions to the snubs below.