Wale and Tomi Lahren exchanged words on Twitter after Lahren took issue with the rapper's mispronunciation of her name.
Wale's new track "Smile" reserves a few crushing bars for right-wing pundit Tomi Lahren, calling the conservative commentator out for her racism and "miseducation" (through some Lauryn Hill-inspired wordplay).
Some back baby mommas hate us
We only learn half of the drama, other side crazy
On behalf of Charlamagne, I'm sure he ain't trading sides
Maybe I should meet Tomi Lahren, I'll Lauryn Hill her
Train her, she miseducated anyway
Prolly hate the color of my face
I'm just a young Black rapping-ass African
Ain't never wanted to have it and now he has it his own way
Lahren responded to the track on Twitter today, but she seemed less concerned with the criticism leveled against her than the pronunciation of her name. Listening back to the track, it's clear that Wale pronounces her name as "Tammy Lauren," quite possibly as a means of disrespect towards Lahren, but she took it at face value either way.
So if you're gonna put someone in a song...diss 'em.. perhaps get their fricken name right next time @Wale
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) January 4, 2017
Wale then responded with another purposeful mispronunciation of her name.
Ok Tammy https://t.co/TmO2ztMKNe— Wale (@Wale) January 4, 2017
And then Lahren came back with the same joke.
Ok Whale https://t.co/OlbnWgd437— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) January 4, 2017
Twitter was not a huge fan of Lahren's comeback, and assigned her the L in her mentions.