ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 17: Michael B. Jordan speaks on stage during HBCU CREED III Event at AMC Madison Yards 8 on October 17, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Michael B. Jordan’s Creed III opened in theaters last Friday marking his directorial debut. The film took the No. 1 spot in the box office earning $58.7 million which was the biggest opening for a film in the Creed trilogy, but also the biggest domestic opening for a sports movie ever. Those are some impressive numbers. But Jordan might be getting a lot of attention for something that has nothing to do with the film.

He was interviewed by Complex, along with Creed III co-star Jonathan Majors. The actors were asked who they consider the G.O.A.T. of different aspects of entertainment. While they discussed who they thought was the best in each category they eventually get to hip-hop. Majors asks Jordan who is the best between Tupac and Jay-Z. Jordan clearly was struggling to answer. “Listen, y’all,” Jordan joked. “This ain’t cool.”

Majors admitted that it is a difficult choice to choose between two great MCs. Jordan added, “They’re right there,” as he gestured that the two are basically on the same level of greatness. Then, Jordan seemingly decided that Majors’ choices weren’t good enough and went rogue as he answered, “Drake. Fight me.” Majors looked visibly confused responding, “You said Drake?!” Jordan answered, “Fight me!”

“What happened to Pac?” Majors asked.

“Man, consistently, for how long across genres,” Jordan said seemingly referencing Drizzy. Majors added that Tupac’s life was cut short and Jordan explained that’s why he put the California legend in the “untouchable” category. “Great. This is not untouchable talk,” Majors replied. “This is GOAT talk.”

Majors added that Jay-Z is the G.O.A.T. for him while Jordan defended himself adding, “Jay don’t kill me, I love you.”

Take a look at their interview below:

Michael B. Jordan: 7 Of His Best Films, Ranked

  • 7. A Journal For Jordan (2021)

    It’s not often that we see Jordan in the romance genre but after his performance, we are for sure ready to see him in more of these roles.

  • 6. Without Remorse (2021)

    Jordan plays a Navy SEAL in Without Remorse looking to seek revenge. In the film, Jordan proves that roles that utilize his athletic ability combined with his acting expertise remain strong skills in his wheelhouse.

  • 5. Creed II (2018)

    In the second installment of the Creed series, Jordan finds himself figuratively and (literally) defending his late father’s name against Viktor Drago. Drago’s father killed Apollo Creed in 1985’s Rocky IV. In this performance, Jordan was still able to bring the fire from the first film making Creed II a thrilling watch.

  • 4. Just Mercy (2019)

    Acting next to Jamie Foxx is not an easy feat, but Jordan was able to hold his own in the thought-provoking film Just Mercy. Released in 2019, Jordan plays an eager young lawyer with a Harvard degree looking to make substantial change in the justice system defending the wrongly convicted.

  • 3. Black Panther (2018)

    Although Jordan played T’Challa’s (Chadwick Boseman) enemy Killmonger in Black Panther, he was able to give an emotional and intriguing performance alongside his all-star castmates. He wasn’t a cartoon “bad guy”: he was an antagonist with motivations that many could identify with.

  • 2. Creed (2015)

    Creed made Jordan into a modern-day movie star with the start of his own franchise. Jordan stars alongside Rocky legend Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson. This film marks the second time Ryan Coogler and Jordan team up as Coogler previously directed Fruitvale Station.

  • 1. Fruitvale Station (2013)

    Fruitvale Station is one of Jordan’s most moving performances. Based on the true story of Oscar Grant,the youth who was shot and killed by a BART police officer on Jan. 1, 2009 after he and his friends were pulled off a train at Oakland’s Fruitvale Station in connection with an alleged fight. The film marks Jordan’s big break into film and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler’s directorial debut.

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