Joey Bada$$ grilled Troy Ave in a lengthy Instagram post, which looks to be his final contribution to the beef between the two Brooklyn rappers.
UPDATE (3/6/16 2:27am) Troy has deleted his Instagram post, though you can see the attached "Revenge of the Nerds" meme in the above gallery.
UPDATE: And just like that, Troy Ave has responded with a lengthy Instagram post of his own as well as a meme that shows Joey photoshopped into a poster for the film "Revenge of the Nerds." The meme is a reference to a line on Troy's new diss track, "Bad Ass": "If it really was the '90s, you'll be titled as a herb / If ya movie was biography, 'Revenge of the Nerds.'"
In the caption of the post, Troy accuses Joey of involving other New York rappers, namely Nas and Pro Era's Kirk Knight, in their conflict -- "But that's what pussies like you do." He then goes on to mention -- as he did on "Bad Ass" -- the late Capital STEEZ, who, this time, Troy refers to as "ya roof jumpin bestie."
Troy explains that the glorification of STEEZ' suicide is indicative of the difference between his music and that of Pro Era: "y'all n*ggas music tell kids that if you commit suicide you'll be a martyr and a legend! My music says don't do that cause you'll be a dick head and a bozo." He ends the post by calling Joey an "Internet rapper."
This fukin dweeb says I don't deserve a response meanwhile he's responding with memes and tweets u can't fuk wit me with no raps and u can't fuk wit me in no streets Pussy! and in reality if u shot then I shot back its action and reaction u stupid drug addict, if I shot 1st then it would be owed a response but use a dub and (NOBODY CARES) and u keep tryna bring other people into it from Kirk Knight to Nas etc. But that's wat pussies like u do, u the type of buster to throw something then hide ya hands and tell the cops when u get ya head bust! Since u wanna bring other people into it I brought ya roof jumpin bestie into it 🏃🏦🔥😈🔥 yall niggas music tell kids that if u commit suicide you'll be a martyr and a legend! My music says don't do that cause you'll be a dick head and a bozo, what message is right and what message is wrong #TwitterFingers you'll never be poppin in the streets, radios or clubs, you'll always jus be a internet rapper (Link In My Bio)
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Last week, the beef between Joey Bada$$ and Troy Ave heated up dramatically. Troy released a diss track titled "Bad Ass," a response to Joey's recent single, "Ready," on which he roasted Troy with a line about the lackluster sales of his latest album, last summer's Major Without a Deal. Troy's diss record was especially controversial in the New York rap community because he used it to scoff at the death of Pro Era rapper Capital STEEZ, who took his own life in December 2012.
Joey sent out a few tweets in response to "Bad Ass," including one with an attached screenshot of a series of tweets sent out by Troy in 2011, showing multiple insults directed at Nas. "Get him TF outta here," wrote Joey.
Today, Joey addressed Troy in a lengthier format, via Instagram, and the post looks to contain Joey's final thoughts on the controversial beef, one that he feels isn't warranted because of Troy's lesser status in the rap game.
The post shows a picture of Joey on stage at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Florida, where he performed last night. In the caption, Joey wrote about how the audience contained four times as many people as those who bought Troy's Major Without a Deal.
"What diss record?? Oh from that 30 y/o reject who hit the lil homie below the belt?? FUCK OUTTA HERE," wrote Joey in response to "Bad Ass" and its mentioning of Capital STEEZ.
Joey's post suggests he won't be offering a diss track of his own: "Whoever y'all talking about don't even deserve a response cuz he ain't on my level."
this is me headlining at okeechobee festival in front of approx 25,000 fans... Yes that's right I have shows and the capacity are more than 4x your album sales... What diss record??? Oh from that 30 y/o reject who hit the lil homie below the belt?? FUCK OUTTA HERE. I'm getting what u making ya whole career just off collabs cocksucka beat it... Whoever yall talking about dont even deserve a response cuz he aint on my level.. And you only make yourself look like a fool when you entertain them fools.. So I hope you enjoyed your lil 5 min of fame and that lil blue check Twitter gave you since I breath new life into you cuz your oxygen tank is officially cut off now... You're career on life support homie dnt make me pull the plug... You Don't want no problems C Runner don't make me have to expose you to these people.... You PLAYED yourself... Karma will catch up to you but unfortunately, your album sales wont 😂.... #MajorL