I’m not the largest fan of rap beef. Actually, most confrontations outdoors the realm of sports activities make me a bit of nervous since I’ve seen how far these items can go, nevertheless it’s additionally a part of my job to maintain readers abreast of traits in music. Properly, one of many long-running traits this yr has been the continuing friction between collaborators turned combatants Benny The Butcher and Freddie Gibbs, so right here we’re.
Right here’s the in need of it; this spring, after Freddie made what gave the impression to be disparaging comments about Benny on Twitter, Benny responded by insinuating that his time to collaborate with Freddie had come and gone and that he’d rejected Freddie’s pleas to work on a joint album collectively. Then, two months later, Gibbs made an look in Buffalo, Benny’s hometown, sporting what gave the impression to be a fresh shiner on around his eye onstage. After some hypothesis by followers, a video emerged on-line the following day, apparently depicting the two rappers’ crews brawling on the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurant in Buffalo forward of Gibbs’ present there.
It was later reported that Gibbs’ chain had gone lacking through the altercation and now, it appears we all know the place it ended up: in Benny’s possession. According to XXL, Benny posted a video on his Instagram Story displaying off a jewellery assortment that apparently now consists of Freddie’s ESGN pendant (which some followers speculate really belonged to a lady they consider he’s been courting since across the time of the battle). Freddie responded on his personal Instagram Story, writing, “Benny homosexual ass must cease flexing as a result of he was there and didn’t throw a punch. Hoe ass n****s did all that introduced a digital camera man and all for promo. Nonetheless can’t pack a room. Go head begin rapping about me so I can begin speaking about these sealed plea agreements and shit … Head up fade clear up every part. However n**** aint constructed like that.”
Now, Benny has escalated their static, posting another video to his Story this time carrying the ESGN chain whereas calling Freddie “MC Dinosaur Bar-B-Que” and mocking him for getting beat up. Freddy adopted up along with his personal textual content publish, towards disparaging Benny for being unable to attract a crowd (legit, by the best way — the Griselda present on the Novo in 2020 was form of lifeless and this was pre-pandemic) and invited him as soon as once more to a one-on-one battle.
My take: Each of those guys are too previous to be squabbling over social media like a few center schoolers. Freddie’s 40 and Benny’s 36 and each ought to know higher. Threatening shootouts and working five-on-one fades is corny, particularly over rap. Both name Final Rap League or get a boxing match sanctioned so you’ll be able to have it out and have it over with, as a result of this? This ain’t it.