"It's all love though."
While Saturday kicked off Day of Rolling Loud’s edition on the West Coast, Hip-Hop’s best descended upon the Bay Area to hit the stage for one of the genre’s biggest shows. Naturally, as is the case when so many different camps are in the same place, controversy was afoot, and unfortunately, it got violent when rapper Lil B revealed he was attacked backstage by A Boogie wit Da Hoodie and members of his team.
“A Boogie and his whole crew just jumped me in the back, and beat me up in the back. That shit crazy, man,” he announced when he got on stage Saturday afternoon. “But, I’ma tell y’all like this. It’s all love. I don’t promote violence. I’m never with the violence. So, I love them, and it’s all good. I said something about Boogie’s music, and they all got mad and they jumped me about that. I’m still here. I got jumped by like 10 motherfuckers.”
The comments that may have gotten Lil B in hot water with A Boogie and his set could have stemmed from a few tweets he posted back in September when he stated that he felt he represented New York’s hip-hop scene more than New York’s current roster of prominent talent. It seems logical for the Bronx-bred A Boogie to have taken offense to the comment considering he is one of the leading talents to emerge out of the area at the moment, but Lil B soon tweeted out a statement that seemed to be giving the “Drowning” rapper his props rather than bashing him.
“RT this if you jealous of A Boogie,” he penned. “I wish I would thought of that damn drowining [sic] song.”
It’s quite possible that Lil B said something backstage that may have triggered the attack as well, but he’s already looking past it. While he did hop onstage to put out a more positive message, he informed the crowd that he wouldn’t be performing because his attackers allegedly stole equipment that he’d need to perform.
“I got love for everybody. So, I just wanted to tell y’all, ‘cause they stole my shit and everything, so I can’t even do my show ‘cause they stole my shit. It’s all love though, and I love them, and I love y’all. So, this is just a testament to show [that] just ‘cause somebody does something to y’all, don’t mean you gotta retaliate. It’ don’t matter. God is good. I’m alive. We all alive. It’s you boy Lil B. Shout out to the Based God!”
Leave it to Lil B to flip a negative into a positive just like that. Before he stepped off, he also left fans with an interesting snippet, revealing that he has music on the way. “New Lil B music soon, man. I’m about to hit this doctor. Make sure I’m all good. Them niggas fucked me up.”
A brief clip that shows the melee that ensued does not provide much context as to how they attack got started or who was really involved.
This story is still developing.