Last year, Baton Rouge rapper 22 Savage got quite a bit of attention for his uncanny resemblance to 21 Savage. MacArthur Johnson originally made a name for himself on the Vine app, but his 21 Savage ripoff act brought him more recognition than ever before. Now, it looks like he’s seeking more legitimacy in his career by changing his name.
Looking to take things a bit more seriously & showcase some true authenticity, 22 Savage decided to hop on Twitter the other day and announce that he will now be known as “Young 22”.
No word on if this will change his ongoing beef with 21 Savage, who was none too happy about the comedian-turned-rapper parodying his style and name. 22 even tried to settle the beef by getting in the ring with 21 Savage, as he told his Twitter followers, “Who wanna see 21 get knocked out by BIG 22. If he win I’ll change my name.”
Source: XXL Mag