Troy Ave responds to Joey Badass' subliminal tweet about being the #1 independent artist out.
Troy Ave has been the topic of hot conversation on social media these past couple weeks thanks in part to his extremely low record sales and attitude towards it all. On Monday, the BSB leader made his way by the Hot 97 studios where he spent about 40 minutes justifying his album sales and self-proclaiming himself the biggest and best independent artist out today.
Taking such to offense, Joey Badass later jumped on twitter Monday afternoon and decided to put some random facts in the air for the people. Sending a friendly “reminder”, Joey revealed that he sold over 57k copies in his first week and is the true self proclaimed #1 independent hip hop artist in the world all while being only 20 years old.
Reminder: Joey Bada$$ sold 57,000+ albums in his first week, INDEPENDENTLY... At 20 years old... $10/album... 85% of shares, do the math....— B4.DA.$$ OUT NOW!!! (@joeyBADASS) June 22, 2015
That makes me the #1 Independent Hip Hop artist/brand in the world....— B4.DA.$$ OUT NOW!!! (@joeyBADASS) June 22, 2015
Troy being Troy, the BSB leader of course had to respond and question Joey’s independent status, saying he works for Sony Red/ Cinematic Records and is #FakeIndependent.
NO single, NO party hosting's NO real endorsements Reminder: NObody cares + u WORK for Sony Red / Cinematic Records #FakeIndependent— TROY AVE (@TroyAve) June 22, 2015
Well continue to update you if more from these two surfaces. Until then, what do you think? Who has the better argument here and is the true #1 independent artist?