TDE Versus Young Money: Mack Maine Trolls Punch In Comical Back & Forth Over Drake Diss

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MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 6: Mack Maine during the 2023 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Show at LIV Nightclub at Fontainebleau Miami on September 6, 2023 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage/Getty Images)
Now the label bosses are responding to the Kendrick Lamar and Drake beef.

The beef between Drake and Kendrick Lamar (and frankly, half the mainstream hip-hop game) is putting almost everyone at odds, as everyone even remotely connected to either is expected to step up. However, it seems like some people are a little too quick to jump to either's defense, which has resulted in some funny back-and-forth "disses" and responses from folks that clearly feel energized by the animosity. There was perhaps no better recent example of this than Young Money president Mack Maine trolling TDE co-president Punch on Twitter. The labels are clearly here for all the drama, but the former is particularly looking for the smoke.

"12 hour flight!" Punch tweeted on Friday evening (April 12), and Mack Main quote-tweeted over a day later with: "You still on the [plane emoji]?" alluding to the leaked Drake diss driving everyone wild. "Nah I’m the ground [sic]. What’s good?" the TDE boss responded. "I’m in the trenches babbbyyy… just makin sure you made it safe #DropAndGimme50," the Young Moolah honcho elaborated. Clearly taking the cue, Punch kept it up with his clap-back: "Appreciate you. Made to NZ safe and sound. SZA tryna convince me to go hiking but I ain’t really Like That," he wrote.

Punch & Mack Maine Go Back & Forth Over Drake Diss

"#Barz but if you do go when you fall make sure you #DropAndGimme50 ya heard me!!" Mack Maine responded. "I was just checkin on ya tho… You usually get ya @stephenasmith & @RealSkipBayless on… you was real quiet today ain’t know if yall had wifi on the [plane emoji]… Enjoy NZ." 20 minutes later, he was too impatient to wait for a response, and the New Orleans native double-tweeted. "PS Da Canadian got nikkaz leavin [U.S. flag emoji] and it ain’t been 24 hours… Lil weaux [plane emoji] to New Zealand to go hiking you could’ve did that in Runyon weaux #DontSNOOZEandMissDaMoment #DropAndGimme50." "Wait… are you trying to get a rise out of me Mack Maine?" Punch responded, to which Maine quote-tweeted with a simple pause emoji.

Their Exchange Continued

Meanwhile, what do you think about this back and forth? What about other responses to this Drake and Kendrick Lamar beef situation? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments down below. Also, log back into HNHH for more on Punch, TDE, Mack Maine, and Young Money.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.