21 Savage Reveals American Dream Biopic Announcement Was a Clever “Parody”

21 Savage Reveals American Dream Biopic Announcement Was a Clever “Parody”

In a recent Club Shay Shay interview on Wednesday, 21 Savage set the record straight about the much-talked-about American Dream biopic, clarifying that the initial announcement was nothing more than a “parody” and a strategic promotion for his latest album, American Dream.

During the interview with the NFL Hall-of-Famer, 21 Savage dismissed the earlier claims about a biopic starring Donald Glover, explaining, “Nah, that was a parody.” While acknowledging the potential for his life story to captivate audiences, the rapper expressed that the timing might not be ideal at the moment. He suggested, “I feel like it could be one day. They would hate on it now though. Because they gon’ be like, ‘[Why] the f— 21 Savage deserves… a movie about him for? What he did?’ You know how they do.”

The trailer for American Dream: The 21 Savage Story, released ahead of his American Dream album in January, promised a compelling journey from British immigrant to multi-platinum recording artist. The film was slated to hit theaters on July 4 and featured stars like Caleb McLaughlin and Donald Glover playing pivotal roles in Savage’s life.

Despite the disappointment of fans when the truth behind the biopic emerged, the clever promotional move paid off for 21 Savage. American Dream secured another No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, with 133,000 album equivalent units earned in the first week. Additionally, the project contributed to the rapper’s impressive tally of 14 Billboard Hot 100 entries, making him the 16th artist ever to surpass the century mark for Hot 100 placements.

Watch 21 Savage’s explanation about the parody and catch a glimpse of the American Dream trailer below.

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