Despite the holiday season, rappers spent last week quarreling. A beef sprouted between Migos and Chief Keef, Freddie Gibbs’s issues with Jeezy came to a head, and Wale took on Complex.
Migos Talk Diss Song “Jealous”
It seems a beef is brewing between Atlanta trio Migos and Chi-town rapper Chief Keef. The southern performers recently released a song titled “Jealous,” which appears to take aim at Keef. Ironically, the animosity stems from Keef’s reaction to another Migos song, “Brokanese,” which he thought was a diss toward him.
Keef sent out a tweet accusing the group of sneak-dissing him. “Heard Migos sneak dissin’ no talkin’,” he wrote. Offset from Migos responded with, “Not entertaining rap beef I’m street n—- [you] lil boys is rappers!!! Dis was yo dream!!!!! Dis was my way out.”
Several lyrics from “Jealous” seem to contradict the group’s wish to focus entirely on money and not on this budding feud. Asked by MTV News about the song’s intent, they said, “You know, people gonna take it however they gonna take it and put it however they wanna put it. If you listen to the song, it’s self-explanatory. If [I’ma] do [a diss record], [I’ma] say ya name to keep it 100. Ain’t no need for me to be sneak-dissin’.”
Freddie Gibbs Aiming at Jeezy With New Songs
Freddie Gibbs announced on Twitter his intentions to release an onslaught of disses aimed squarely at southern MC Young Jeezy and anyone else who decides to jump into the fracas.
Talking to BET.com, Gibbs said, “I don’t want people to think it’s one specific Jeezy diss track. I’m about to go in on Jeezy like Pac would on Biggie. It ain’t about to be no specific one, it’s about to be a lotta [stuff]. And Jeezy ain’t the only rapper that’s gonna get it. Anybody that step in the line of fire, they gonna get tapped too. So nobody better not say nothing about this [stuff].”
Despite these explicit threats, however, the Gary, Indiana MC said he will not make the dispute the center of his career. “I don’t really wanna make my whole career about Young Jeezy. I got a core fan base, I got a name out here, I get respect on the streets and in the booth.”
Wale Rants Over Complex List Exclusion
Complex compiled a list of the 50 best albums released this year. And like so many best-of lists, it was highly controversial both for its inclusions and exclusions. But no one seemed half as offended as D.C. rapper Wale. The publishers released a phone conversation with the lyricist last week in which he unloads on them after finding out that his latest project, The Gifted, did not make their list.
“At this point, you know it’s got to be personal. You tellin’ me it’s not personal is like a bold face lie. To be omitted from every type of list that y’all do, or be at the bottom of it, or every type of way that y’all can omit me, y’all will,” he ranted. “You mean to tell me Juicy J’s album is better than mine?”
The exchange escalated as Wale threatened to come down to the publication’s headquarters and assault several employees. “I’ll see y’all tomorrow. How about that? Get the security ready,” he added.
Complex has since defended its list in an article detailing the lists they have published that featured Wale.