Joyner Lucas won't be attending the next Rattpack fan convention.
In recent months, Logic has emerged as a beacon of positivity in the hip-hop community; a self-appointed champion of the downtrodden. At the recent VMAs, Logic delivered a powerful performance, which culminated in an inspirational speech from the Everybody emcee: "We must fight for the equality of every man, woman, and child regardless of race, religion, color, creed, and sexual orientation. So I say here and now if you believe in this message of peace, love, positivity, and equality for all, then I demand that you rise to your feet and applaud not only for yourselves, but for the foundation we are laying for our children."
Not everyone, however, is buying what Logic is selling. Least of all Joyner Lucas, who previously took shots at Logic on the "Mask Off Freestyle," in which Joyner warned people "don't compare me to Logic, go listen to Srirarcha." While many wondered why Joyner would pick on Logic like that, it appears the origin of the shade stems from a behind-the-scenes debacle. In an in-depth interview with Billboard, Lucas explains his side of things, shedding some light on the troubled making-of his Tech N9ne and Logic collaboration "Sriracha:"
Honestly, it stemmed from him [Logic] going on the "Sriracha" record and it took a long time to get it back. When Tech N9ne initially gave me the record, I was excited about Logic being on there, but after that much time went by and the verse he gave was so disrespectful, I felt like he gave Tech that verse on a count of me being on the record. I felt he was upset I was on the record and gave a wack verse. I think if that was just a Tech N9ne and Logic record, he would've never did that. That definitely rubbed me the wrong way.
I took that a little bit personal because that was real disrespectful. I know how he raps. Matter of fact, I was watching an interview Logic gave the other day, they asked if he had to choose between JAY-Z and Eminem whose feature would he want? His response was Eminem and then he said, "because I know Eminem's going to come spit for real and really rap and I'm up for that challenge." So now I'm looking at the screen like, "You're lying, bro."
He also draws comparisons between Logic's suicide-prevention anthem "1-800-273-8255" and his album title 508-507-2209. But at the end of the day, Joyner simply thinks "he's a corny guy."