Alabama rapper Rylo Rodriguez faced widespread ridicule when he confessed to being unfamiliar with the meaning of the acronym “G.O.A.T.” despite using it in the title of one of his albums.
Rylo Rodriguez, who is signed to Lil Baby’s 4PF imprint, joined his label boss for an interview on Complex’s GOAT Talk series.
“Damn, I ain’t even know G.O.A.T. meant greatest of all time,” Rylo admitted, connecting the dots.
Lil Baby expressed his shock at Rylo’s lack of knowledge, bursting into laughter at his signee’s confession. “How the hell you ain’t know what G.O.A.T. means!” he asked incredulously.
“I swear to God I ain’t know that before,” Rylo responded. “I just thought you the goat … I used to always think that like, ‘What the hell’s a goat?’ Nah, I get it now. One day I was like, ‘Man, why you wanna be a goat?’”
What adds to the humor of Rylo Rodriguez’s revelation is the fact that he incorporated G.O.A.T. into the title of his 2020 album G.I.H.F., an abbreviation for Goat In Human Form.
Ironically, the album’s cover art depicted an actual goat staring back at Rylo’s reflection in a mirror, further emphasizing the misinterpretation. The alternate cover art went a step further, showing Rylo as a hybrid creature with a goat feeding from his Styrofoam cup.
Soon after the video clip surfaced online, jokes and mockery flooded in, highlighting Rylo Rodriguez’s lack of awareness. “I can’t believe he named his latest album G.I.H.F. (Goat In Human Form) without knowing what GOAT stood for,” one Twitter user exclaimed, while another quipped, “He really thought he was a centaur.”
Several users remarked on Rylo’s perceived slow-wittedness, labeling him as “the slowest rapper in the industry,” while others attributed his gaffe to the quality of education in Mobile, Alabama.