During a vlog with Cool Kicks, Lil Yachty discussed the increasing influence and wealth of popular Twitch streamers, stating that some of them earn more money than the majority of rappers.
Lil Boat, as he is known, asserted his status as one of the earliest rappers to venture onto the streaming platform, along with Post Malone, although Soulja Boy has contested this claim. Nevertheless, Lil Yachty commended personalities like Kai Cenat and Adin Ross for their considerable financial success.
He said, “Kai is my brother, shouts out to Kai. Shouts out Fanum, shouts out the whole AMP, shouts out fuckin’ Adin Ross. Yeah, for real. The young guys, the young bros, they goin’ crazy. Kai for sure got more money than, I think, 90 percent of rappers. 90 percent of rappers, I think Kai got more money than them. Adin too, sure!”
Kai Cenat gained substantial notoriety after breaking the record for the most Twitch subscriptions in a single month, accumulating 300,000 subs in February. As of the latest statistics, he boasts 7.3 million subscribers.
Drake, known for supporting online personalities like Druski and Shiggy, expressed his admiration for Cenat and even suggested, “Twitch motivate the kids send him 50M,” via an Instagram comment.
Soulja Boy, however, had a strong response to Lil Yachty’s “first rapper on Twitch” declaration. In a fiery outburst, he called out Yachty, expressing his frustration and contesting the claim.
He began with, “I ain’t gon’ even cap. Lil Yachty, sit yo bitch-ass down, n-gga. Drake, you and Lil Yachty getting on my muthafucking nerves. Fuck wrong with y’all pussy-ass n-ggas? Lil Yachty, you is a bitch n-gga. Fruity-ass n-gga. Painting yo muthafucking toe nails and shit. Bitch, you wasn’t the first n-gga to do shit. Lil bitch-ass, pussy-ass, punk-ass, Oreo-looking ass, fuck-ass n-gga.”
Soulja Boy further criticized Lil Yachty and expressed his exasperation with what he views as unwarranted claims.
According to SocialBlade, Soulja Boy initiated his own Twitch account in December 2016, and he contends that he might hold the authentic title for being among the first rappers on the platform.