Itseems Lil Wayne wasn't too pleased with Pusha T this past May whenthe 35-year-old rapper fired shots at Drake in his "Exodus 23:1" track. The beef, originally between Pusha & Wayne, dates back to2006 when The Clipse came out with "Mr. Me Too," an allegeddiss subsequently aimed at Weezy after he was seen covering VIBEmagazine rocking Bathing Ape which was, at the time, commonly worn byThe Clipse and Pharrell.
Pushaspit lines directed towards the YMCMB crew, "Contractall fucked up. I guess that means you all fucked up. You signed toone nigga, that’s signed to another nigga, that’s signed to threenigga's. Now that’s bad luck. Damn that shit even the odds now. Youbetter off selling this hard now. You call it living out your dreams?You can’t fly without your wings.”
Aftercatching wind of the alleged diss track, Weezy took to Drizzy'sdefense on twitter and by releasing "Ghoulish" in responseto the jab: "FuckPusha T and anybody that love him. His head up his ass, I'mma have tohead-butt him. Gut him, lil tunechi shit, weak stomach."
Soonafter "Ghoulish" was dropped, No Malice took to his twinbrother’s defense on twitter "Well I LOVE Pusha! That's myblood and I ain't never kiss em," referring to the infamousphoto where Weezy was caught kissing Baby aka Birdman Octoberin 2006. Itseems rappers nowadays would rather take to Twitter with their backand forth beefs rather than to the streets. Either way, who do youthink will have the last word. The Y.M.C.B.M. team or the G.O.O.D.team?
Rap newcomerDiggy Simmons went off on J. Cole after Cole released his "PurpleRain" track where the Roc Nation rapper dishes on some veryintimate details between himself and Diggy's sister, Vanessa Simmons.Taking to his big sisters defense, Simmon's dropped "What YouSay To Me," where the young rapper calls J. Cole out onfabricating their apparent hookup.
"WhoDat? Who Dat? You know who it is. Heard you lying on my sis tellingpeople that you hit. When your album drops I’mma hit you with yourbricks. So I’m gonna bomb first on you since you wanna rift."
Soonafter, Cole fired back,"Pictureme hating on a young nigga with talent. Caked out on hisallowance."
Withthat, Simmons went once more: "Iguess I rattled you snaggle tooth, you know betta. Thought J stoodfor Jermaine not jetsetter. You seen me and shook my hand/coppingpleas in person, now you act less than a man, mentioning me inverses. You used to have dreams of my big sister kissing ya, now it'snightmares of her little brother dissing ya. Sneak dissing and jabs,I don't really see the benefit, but I guess you lame enough, probablywill keep you relevant. Maybe you should sign with me instead of Mr.Carter, I don't really see the benefit. How you mad at me cause I gota relationship with my father, huh," rapsDiggy.
Thetwo had apparently squashed their lyrical beef earlier this year, butafter a video surfaced of Cole throwing insults at Simmons while at arecent performance with Kendrick Lamar in North Carolina, Diggy cameback with the last word. Even though J. Cole inadvertently startedit, Diggy made sure to finish it. Do you think it’s officially overthough, or will J. Cole throw one more shot or two Diggy’s way? Whodo you think will have the last word?
Thefact that beef happened between French Montana & 50 Cent is kindof ironic if you know where it stems from. This recent feud'sstarting place was from an interview French did with Complex, wherehe discusses how he likes to avoid beef, and how it's bad for yourcareer.
Whodo they reference in the convo when discussing how beef can hurt youcareer? None other than the master of all beef, 50 Cent. And whatdoes Fif do? Anything but avoid it. After catching wind of French'sinterview, 50 took to Twitter to go all out on French. He calls theCoke Boy a “girl,” and a “hoe,” and told French, “ Ain'tnobody's waiting to hear your verse.” French responded to 50, alsoon Twitter, using Fif's own ammunition: a memorable line from his2003 track “Wankstas,” [damn homie/last year you was the man,homie/wat the fuck happened to you?].
Sofor all his efforts to avoid beef, French somehow invited it rightin. Since the Twitter back-and-forths either party has stayed quiet.Do you think we'll see a diss track from French or Fif in the future? --Rose Lilah
We'reall familiar with the infamous brawl between Chris Brown and Drake atan NYC nightclub that took place this summer where many were leftinjured and broken glasses were left shattered. Sources close to thetwo claim the fight was all over their shared conquest,Rihanna.
Followingthe incident, Breezy not only took to Twitter but to the "IDon't Like" instrumental, alongside Game, expressing what hethought was coward-like behavior on Drizzy's part.
"Fucka nigga thats that shit I don't like. They throwin' bottles, I'mthrowin' models, just cause I gave a bitch a long pipe. Doing showson the soccer field, that's dome right? I be singing, he be singingso it's on, sight. But hold up, I ain't give a nigga no green light.This head up, my bread up, one on one, what you scared bruh? Huh,matter fact take care bruh, you a pussy nigga. My nigga Tunechi yeahthat nigga nice. Shout out to Nicki man that ass tight. Themeyebrows, man them shits is yikes! OVO you overdose, screaming YOLO,no I live twice."
Yikes!Looks like Breezy didn't want to let this one go. So which side areyou on?
Forall those who are unfamiliar with the Diddy and Shyne saga, it allbegan back in 1999 where Diddy's bodyguard was shot and killed aftergunshots broke out in an NYC nightclub where Shyne and Diddy had beenpartying that night.
Diddyand Shyne became co-defendants but Diddy dropped Shyne amidst thetrial, got a new team of lawyers and beat the entire case. Shyne onthe other hand, did not.
AfterShyne was sentenced to 10 years in prison, both men publicly made upand announced that any and all beefs between the two had beensquashed.
Yearslater, Shyne moved to Europe and has been asking Diddy to lobby forU.S. residency on his behalf so he could return to America, and Diddyagreed. Unfortunately for Shyne, Diddy decided not go through on hisword causing Shyne to release a diss track titled "You'reWelcome" to the Bad Boy Mogul.
"Iguess everything happens for a rhyme and reason. Still don’t excusethe lying and treason."
Youknow what they say: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice,shame on me." Was it smart for Shyne to trust Diddy again afterall this time, or was he being foolish in believing that Diddy wouldkeep good on his promises?
BadaBing, Bada Boom!RapperLudacrishas thrownsome lyrical darts at Drakeand BigSeanon a tracktitled "Bada Boom" from his 1.21 Gigawatts mixtape. Luda isallegedly fuming over Drizzy and Sean who have apparently accused himof jacking their "Supa Dupa" rhyme flow.
Eventhough the Southern rapper doesn't specifically say any names, hedoes however send some acidic lines that are no doubt directly meantfor the two rappers. "Counterfeitrappers say I’m stealing their flows but I can’t steal what younever made up bitch. Y’all some duplicate rap cloning nigga's. Imanufacture you hoes put on your makeup bitch,"heraps.
Thisdates back to an interview Drizzy did with AllHipHop in which tellsthe site that Luda doesn't know how to use hashtag flow properly. "Idon't want to offend somebody, I hate that rappers picked that flowup," he said. "I wish they had left that for people thatknow how to use it. [They go like] It's a parade! MACY'S." Drakecontinued, referencing one of Luda's lines from 'My Chick Bad.'
Ina separate interview for MTV, Big Sean claims to have invented thehashtag flow. "With the super duper flow, I created thatone-word rhyme style," he added.
Lookslike it's Drizzy & Big Sean vs. Ludacris. Which rapper do youthink invented the hashtag flow?
Justweeks after releasing her Fantasea mixtape, Azealia Banks came outwith another new track entitled "Succubi," where theHarlemite femcee takes shots at rapper Jim Jones. Earlier in August,the two went at it on Twitter over who allegedly came up with "vamp"slang and lifestyle.
"TruLifestole all your chains, Max B wrote all your flames, Montana rode allyour waves, Killa called you a lame,"Miss banksfires at Jones.
Butthat's not all. The controversial rapper has since started anotherfeud with fellow rapstress Iggy Azalea, tainting the artist as a"racist" after pointing out that Iggy refers to herself asa "runaway slave master" in her "D.R.U.G.S."single.The Australian femcee apologized for her "runaway slave"lyric by clarifying her intent behind the song. In a letter posted onMissJia.com, she writes: "Inall fairness, it was a tacky and careless thing to say and if you areoffended, I am sorry. Sometimes we get so caught up in our art andcreating or trying to push boundaries, we don’t stop to think howothers may be hurt by it. In this situation, I am guilty of doingthat and I regret not thinking things through more.”
Neverone to hold her tongue, Ms.Banks has developed a reputation this past year for digitaldisagreements as the rapper spits fire when rubbed the wrong way.From A-list opponents to unknowns, from Jim Jones to Iggy Azalea, wecan be sure to expect more of Bank's rants in the future to come.
AfterGunplay and 50 Cent were reportedly engaged in an altercation at the2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards, causing the Maybach Music Group rapper to betaken away in handcuffs, sources close to both sides say the beefbetween both artists is far from being over.
Speakingout against Fif on Power 105's The Breakfast Club, Gunplay claims itwasn't him who instigated the scuffle but instead insists it was 50Cent and his bodyguards who started it and that his chain wentmissing in the midst of it all.
"Iain’t gonna say the donkey’s name because I ain’t gonna ruin acareer already ruined. So off the top, we’re going to call himdonkey because he’s the donkey of the day," said Gunplay. "Sothe donkey walks with eight other donkeys. I see him, I was gettingready to go catch my ride. Police told me I couldn’t leave thetrailers. I look, I turn around and see the donkey with eight moredonkeys and it was either me jump the barrier and run or stand, pullup my pants and knuckle it out with the donkey." he told theradio station. "He walks up to me with about eight donkeys andhe nodded to one of the donkeys set it off and we rumbled," hecontinued. "I stood up in the paint like a real G supposed towhen five bodyguards that’s trained to kill a human with onefinger… They like refrigerators and shit like that. I caught one ofthe refrigerators though, like a lion on a wildebeest."
Helater adds that it wasn't rapper Tony Yayo or Kidd Kidd who attackedhim, and that he wasn't involved in the feud between RickRoss and Young Jeezy at all. Following the incident, 50 Cent was caught onvideo wearing Gunplay’s MMG chain while bowling in D.C. However,Gunplay is currently behind bars, after turning himself in on anoutstanding warrant which the police tied to him after the BET brawl.What are the chances we’ll get a diss track from Gunplay? Do youthink he’ll get his chain back?
Feudalert! Rick Ross and Young Jeezy have it out at the 2012 BET Hip-HopAwards. According to multiple sources who witnessed the altercation,the two rappers began to scuffle backstage which eventually spilledout into the parking lot.
Thebeef goes back to 2010 when Jeezy released "Death B4 Dishonor"-which contains verses supposedly aimed at Ross.
FunkmasterFlex, one of many onlookers who witnessed the rift, tweeted: "Jeezyand Rick Ross just had words backstage!! Pushing and shoving!!! Beefjust spread to parking lot!!!"
Bothrappers took to twitter shortly after to let their fans know thatthey refused to be phased by the feud and of their post-awardsplans.
Rosstweeted: "#MMG shut B.E.T down!!! Tonight we show u how to ballRozay & @2chainz Mansion Élan #GoldParty."
Jeeezyalso took twitter: "TONIGHT!! @iamdiddy, @chrisbrown and I aretaking over COMPOUND for the BET Hip Hop Awards after party!"Either parties have yet to comment on the incident.
Seemslike Young Jeez is beefing with quite a few rappers these days,nonetheless who do you think started it?
And we've got another beef involving Young Jeezy for you. It seems the beef between Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane never fully subsides, although there have been attempts to end it, including one by DJ Drama in 2009. The feud was recently re-ignited, when Gucci Mane visited the Breakfast Club the other week. While discussing the BET Awards fight between Rozay and Jeezy, Gucci obviously took the side of Rick Ross. He also refuseD to credit Young Jeezy as an ATL legend, and says the two will never appear on a record together. In a different interview with Young Jeezy following this, Jeezy was asked his thoughts on Gucci. His answer? Gucci's retarded. His reference point? The infamous ice cream cone tattoo. "everybody know that boy retarded, ain't nobody take him serious man, I mean, he got an ice cream on his face," Jeezy said.
Well,Gucci Mane didn't take the Snowman's name-calling too well, andresponded shortly after (as in, a day) with a diss track called "TheTruth," AND visuals to go along with it. Gucci spits, "youseen my interview nigga, and you got obsessed/I seen your interview,you seem oh so stressed/I think the nigga just mad cuz I fucked hisex."
Whilemany fans say this deserves a response from Young Jeezy, we haven'treceived one yet. Do you think we will?--Rose Lilah
HNHH compiles a list of the most recent feuds you should take note of. Grab a seat and pay attention.
Beef in the rap game is nothing new. Rappers have been doing it for years, whether it's to up their street cred, get media attention, or out of pure hate for another artist, it always gets a fan's attention. Beef forces a fan to choose sides and thus solidifies them as an advocate of whatever rapper they choose. Hip-hop is one of the few genres which embraces feuds, especially lyrical, as each emcee tries to claim the title of G.O.A.T.
Recently we've seen quite a few beefs enter the game, some old and re-ignited, some new, and some random. In this latest feature, HNHH takes a look at ten recent rap feuds you should probably know about. And if you do know about them, consider this an update on where they now stand. Let us know whose side you're on in the comments!