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21 Savage Talks Being An “A” Student, Losing His Best Friends On The Breakfast Club

A revealing discussion with the Atlanta rapper.

August 04, 2016

21 Savage sat down with The Breakfast Club this morning for an interview on his origins and current rap career.

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The Atlanta rapper said his background, or as he puts it, being "from the hood-hood," made school officials target and eventually expel him from school in seventh grade. "They hated me... I'm doing my work, I'm getting A's and B's, though. I'm not dumb by a long shot. I'm just bad." After completing eighth grade in an alternative program and a semester of high school, 21 said he dropped out to sell weed full time, exhausted by the school's attempts to kick him out.

The discussion soon turned to Larry, 21's "left hand" who was killed in a shootout in 2011, and Johnny, his best friend who died in 2013. "Most people wouldn't be able to deal with that shit. It's life, though," he said before expanding on how the notion of karma and the Nigerian religion Ifá fit into his life. "I know when you make certain decision, you gotta know certain stuff gon' happen. I know what comes with this life... It's just messed up because I lost my other half, my heart."

Watch the entire talk above, and our interview about his views on gun control below.

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