The ATL has long been a driving force in Hip Hop, but Omeretta The Great’s new song put the city of Atlanta in the spotlight this week. The Atlanta rapper’s voice has been gaining traction, and her recent single “Sorry Not Sorry,” which was released this week, has made the Georgia capital a hot topic of conversation.

Omeretta demonstrates affection for her birthplace while commenting about her reputation in the city on her latest track. She also rips out others from the outlying communities who claim to be from Atlanta.

She also takes a moment to specify what locations are and aren’t considered to be part of Atlanta, and residents from those areas reacted with zeal on social media. As individuals brought out their maps, this section of the track prompted thousands of tweets, comments, and TikToks.

College Park is not Atlanta / Lithonia is not Atlanta / Clayco is not Atlanta / Decatur is not Atlanta / Gwinnett is not Atlanta / Roswell is not Atlanta / Forest park is not Atlanta / Lilburn is not Atlanta.

By posting a map of Atlanta to his Instagram feed, the self-proclaimed King of the South added his voice to the conversation. T.I. added the following message to the caption to dispute Omeretta’s rap at the end of the song. 

Respectfully…. Only fools dispute facts. #ToWhomItMayConcern.

Although the city of Atlanta has a population of almost 600,000 people, most people refer to the metro area as a whole, which includes nearly 30 counties. This brings the city’s population to almost 6 million people, yet residents from those places refuse to be referred to as Atlantans.

Some people also pointed out that the Atlanta airport, as well as Truist Park, where she filmed the music video for “Sorry Not Sorry,” aren’t even in Atlanta, according to Omeretta. Check out the official video of “Sorry Not Sorry” below.

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