21 Savage Admits Biopic Is A Parody
21 Savage fans we have some unfortunate news for you. In the ATL-raised rapper’s latest interview with Shannon Sharpe, he revealed that the American Dream: 21 Savage Story was a gimmick.
21 sat down with NFL Hall of Famer and sports analyst on his Club Shay Shay podcast Wednesday (Jan. 24) and broke the news.
“Nah, that was a parody,” he told Sharpe at the 1:38 mark of the interview.
“I feel like it could be [a real film] one day,” 21 added. “They would hate on it now, though. Because they gon’ be like, ‘What the f— 21 Savage deserve a story for, a movie about him for? What he did?’ You know how they do.”
21 Savage Drops American Dream Album
Earlier this month, 21 dropped a trailer to the biopic. American Dream: The 21 Savage Story was perceived to a biopic of the rapper, telling his story of going through adolescence to fulfill his career dreams. The trailer shows a young version of the rapper (played by Caleb McLaughlin) getting bullied and scenes where he participates in a home robbery. Donald Glover plays the older version of 21. It shows his arrest by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the 2020 Grammy win, and his discovery of his musical talent with producer Metro Boomin (played by Jabari Banks). There is also a scene that reveals how he got his stage name. 21 is also seen in the trailer as himself rapping in an interrogation room across from McLaughlin and Glover.
At the end of the trailer, it was announced that his album American Dream would be released on Jan. 12, which actually did happen. The album featured guest appearances from Travis Scott, Young Thug, Summer Walker, Brent Faiyaz, Mariah the Scientist, and Lil Durk.
The album encapsulates the rapper’s ideology of an American Dream, as it was a surprise to fans that the Atlanta native was born in London. In 2019, he was arrested by ICE as they claimed he was in the country illegally.
American Dream debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making it his fourth consecutive No. 1 on the chart.