22 Savage takes the internet by storm.
Baton Rouge rapper MacArthur Johnson has minor waves across the internet with music videos released under a variety of personas, including Mighty Mike, Funny Ass Mike, and girlhefunny. Now he has recast himself as 22 Savage in a bald-faced attempt to capitalize on the recent success of 21 Savage.
"I just felt like jacking him," 22 Savage said in an interview with SOHH. "I’m really a savage out here. I’m really in the slums. What people don’t understand is that underneath this funny, it’s really real. We’re in the streets. I’m a street nigga trying to make it out anyway I can."
22 Savage, who bears a close resemblance to 21 Savage, has co-opted 21's rapping style on numerous tracks and recently announced plans to release a mixtape called Savage Mode.
Oh, one more thing: in May, 22 Savage was accused of fatally shooting a 20-year-old after an argument over a party flyer. He claimed innocence and "self-defense."
Apparently, 22 Savage is actually a savage. Caught a murder charge over a party flyer. pic.twitter.com/hI7Z2frKIE— Hardys Closet® (@HardysCloset) September 24, 2016
No heart official video COMMING soon pic.twitter.com/wxjMtG71PK— 22Savage (@IAM22SAVAGE) September 23, 2016
When 21 savage finally catch 22 savage in the hood. pic.twitter.com/bySRjsntcN— TMG LOUIE 2DM (@Tootru_loso) September 24, 2016
Wait on it pic.twitter.com/uUjTS1Wuwd— 22Savage (@IAM22SAVAGE) September 23, 2016