CHRIS BROWN & DRAKE
The infamous brawl between Chris Brown and Drake at a NYC nightclub left many people injured, with broken glass everywhere, and not a word from Rihanna, who was allegedly the reason for the fight, as they've both dated her. Of course, Twitter was privy to their disses, but Breezy also expressed what he felt was coward-like behavior on Drizzy's part over "IDon't Like" accompanied by Game. "They throwin' bottles, I'm throwin' models, just cause I gave a bitch a long pipe... OVO you overdose, screaming YOLO, no I live twice." Breezy took this one pretty hard, and a couple of lawsuits were thrown in for good measure, which were subsequently dropped, but things seem to have simmered down for the time being, as Chris Brown claims he has "no vendetta against Drake."
French Montana stated in Complex that he prefers to avoid beef, as it's bad for a rapper's career, citing 50 Cent as an example. Of course, Fif got upset and tweeted a bunch of insults at French, calling him a "hoe"and saying "Ain't nobody's waiting to hear your verse." French responded with one of 50's own verses, tweeting, "[damn homie/last year you was the man, homie/wat the fuck happened to you?]." Things quieted down for a while, then Fiddy called the Coke Boy "the new Ja Rule," but then stated that French helped him sell out DJ Khaled, so there is obviously some mutual respect here.
MEEK MILL & CASSIDY
This one's escalated really quickly. Round 1: Meek Mill said he'd battle Cassidy (or Murda Mook) for $100 000, because he's never lost a battle. Round 2: Cassidy eagerly said he'd be willing to do it for the sake of hip-hop culture, particularly in Philly, emphasizing therewas no bad blood between the two. Round 3: To which Meek Mill responded that he never wanted to battle Cassidy - he wanted Cassidy to battle Murda Mook. Round 4: A Twitter feud ensued, and Round 5 saw Cassidy dropping "Diary of aHustla," which he then claimed wasn't a Meek Mill diss. Round 6: Meek then said Cassidy's "Condom Style" was the "worst song in the historyof rapping." Round 7: Cassidy dropped "Me, Myself and iPhone" (anotherMeek Mill diss track). Round 8: The feuding continues over twitter. Round 9!! Meek finally dropped his diss track "Repo" yesterday, which you can listen to here. I hope this is the knock-out punch. What do you think of the track?
GAME & SHYNE
This one has been fun to watch, as Game is at the top of his,well... game, and Shyne hasn't been on top of anyone - excuse me - anything,since he got out of prison.
Shyne dissed Kendrick Lamar's new album, calling it"trash," and fellow Compton native Game chimed in to stick up for his homeboy,saying "Whenever a shot is taken at Kendrick, I think that's the pool I'ma dive in head-first, whether there is water there or not." Shyne then saidGame should have responded to him one-on-one as opposed to publicly coming to his defense, claiming he would have retracted his statement had it been done in an "adult" way. Then came the diss tracks, with Game dropping"Cough Up A Lung" and Shyne releasing no less than three tracks in response (namely "Bury Judas"). It seems Game has gotten bored with this feud because he's ignoredthem (or maybe he's just busy promoting Jesus Piece), but recently (and might I add, hilariously) poked fun at Shyne's rap skills, imitating him and calling him the "Floyd Mayweather of the rap game." To be continued?
MOBB DEEP: HAVOC & PRODIGY
This one was a surprise. Havoc, a.k.a. one half of MobbDeep, unleashed a slew of insulting tweets directed at second half Prodigy, to the point where people wondered if it was really him tweeting. Soon after, a source confirmed that the two would never release a Mobb Deep album again, apparently having to do with Havoc's alcohol abuse problem. Amidst conflicting reports on whether or not the tweets were fake, the duo admitted that they kept quiet about the feud on purpose as they were trying to sort things out, and that they "milked it for what it's worth." Thankfully this was resolved, and there is no longer any bad blood between the two, but Mobb Deep is on an indefinite hiatus.
YOUNG JEEZY & GUCCI MANE
This one's a long-lasting feud between Young Jeezy and GucciMane, which was reignited this year when Gucci visited the Breakfast Club.While discussing the Ross/Jeezy feud from the BET Awards, he sided with Rozay and refused to acknowledge Jeezy's status as an ATL legend, saying he had "no respect" for him. Jeezy later said that the ice cream cone cemented Gucci as "retarded." "Everybody know that boy retarded, ain't nobody take him serious man, I mean, he got an ice cream on his face," Jeezy said. Of course, Gucci was none too happy and the very next day he released the diss track "The Truth"with mad visuals accompanying it, but that was the last we heard.
YOUNG JEEZY & RICK ROSS
In 2010, Young Jeezy seemingly took some shots at Rick Ross on his track "Death B4 Dishonor," so there's been tension for a while. This year's BET Hip-Hop Awards was pretty eventful, as it saw a scuffle break out between the two backstage, ending up in the parking lot. Both later feigned nonchalance on Twitter, as though nothing had happened. Rozay tweeted: "#MMG shut B.E.T down!!! Tonight we show u how to ball Rozay & @2chainz Mansion Élan #GoldParty." Jeeezy also took to Twitter: "TONIGHT!! @iamdiddy, @chrisbrown and I are taking over COMPOUND for the BET Hip Hop Awards after party!" A bunch of other folks in the rap game chimed in, but neither commented on the feud after the fact.
LIL WAYNE & PUSHA T
It seems like most of these feuds could have been avoided. This one is a prime example of that. This dates back to 2006, when Pusha T's duo with his brother No Malice, Clipse, came out with a track dissing Lil Waynefor wearing Bathing Ape clothing on the cover of VIBE, which was Mobb Deep's gear. The feud was revived when Pusha T took shots at Drake and the YMCMB crew on "Exodus 23:1."Weezy of course came to Drizzy's defense via Twitter and the track"Goulish." No Malice got involved soon after, tweeting, "Well I LOVE Pusha! That's my blood and I ain't never kiss em," referring to the infamous photo where Weezy was caught kissing Baby aka Birdman. A new verse of Pusha's was just leaked, seemingly concerning Weezy, and he just confirmed it.Frankly this feels like it's going nowhere.
GAME & 40 GLOCC
Game is without a doubt my favorite rapper right now, but dude's got to chill! So many feuds! He and 40 Glocc allegedly have a beef going back to rivalries from their former gangs. Game confronted Glocc, fought him,and posted the video (part of which he taped while throwing punches -you can watch the impressive feat here). Game says he was provoked, but Big Bad 4-0 says the video isn't accurate - it doesn't show the part where Game and his crew threatened him withguns. These inaccuracies are at the heart of the lawsuit Game just got slapped with. Game says he'll pay off 40 Glocc and denies he ever pulled a gun on him,but is apparently glad to pay up so 40 Glocc can feel better about himselfafter being humiliated.
GUNPLAY & 50 CENT
Both Gunplay and 50 Cent are known for being hot headed. After an altercation at the BET Hip-Hop Awards went awry (separate from the Rick Ross/Young Jeezy feud), Gunplay was taken away in handcuffs, later claiming Fifty and his bodyguards started the feud, and somehow his chain went missing.Concerning the incident, Gunplay repeatedly called Fif "a donkey" andwent into some hilarious prosaic diatribe. Following the incident, a video surfaced in which 50 Cent was wearing Gunplay's MMG chain while bowling in D.C. Gunplay then turned himself in on a warrant and is currently serving house arrest. Interesting turn of events! His chain's probably between some couch cushions by now.
HNHH gives you the year's most sensational beefs in hip hop.
What's a rap game without a little beef? A little healthy tussle does wonders to let steam off! This year was eventful in that respect, with a few old feuds continuing and a few new surprises. HNHH brings you the top 10 beefs that kept us watching on the edge of our seats.