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On Tuesday, Wale took to Twitter to proclaim that he’s “one of the greatest rappers of all time.”

Although the “Nike Boots” rapper had positive responses from his fans, some of Wale’s critics disagreed.

However, Wale’s statement resulted in the rapper trending on Twitter, and he continued the conversation.

“Last album had one platinum and two gold singles. I just don’t be talkin my talk all the time cuz I got some things goin on in my head. But what we not gon’ do is act like the hits haven’t been comin’ for ten years,” he tweeted.

“I come on the Twitter and do the sarcasm self-loathing bit, but if we being honest… I just said one of [them] because I’m not tryna start a riot. I know where I’m at, and they do too. This pen work… ‘for myself and others.'”

The rapper also retweeted a fan who noted that Jay-Z said that Wale is one of his favorites when the Brooklyn MC became the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

“Last album had one platinum and two gold singles…I just don’t be talkin’ my talk all the time cuz I got some things going on in my head..but what we not gon do is act like the hits haven’t been comin for ten years. Okurrr,” Wale continued.
“Crossover SBs…then did it again. Super early wit A LOT of artist….I put a lot y’all favorites on they first tour…I broke Z share back in the day..I got SEinfield to leave the house. I post food now. Ramen..”

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.