Rappers’ Slanderous Tweets Surface From Years Past, Panic Ensues
Twitter is in a tizzy over some old tweets by a number of famous artists, including Meek Mill, Action Bronson, Frank Ocean, Macklemore and many others, who s—ted on their rap peers before they were famous.
It started when Twitter user @SargeWP started retweeting old tweets from 2009 and 2010, taken from various rappers who were on the come-up at the time and decided to talk smack about more famous emcees.
Meek Mill, who is an artist on Rick Ross‘ Maybach Music Group, once upon a time spoke highly of 50 Cent while clowning Rozay in 2009. Even Wale gave Fif props for putting a hurting on the rap game — again, back in 2009.
On the flipside, almost every rapper in the game, including Machine Gun Kelly, has clowned Wale for being such a terrible rapper — again, we must stress, in old tweets.
In a 2010 tweet, Detroit rhymer Royce da 5’9″ tweeted that “Drake look[ed] like Bart Simpson.” Even Iggy Azalea wasn’t feeling Drizzy back when she was coming up in the rap game. “lol dont get me wrong i love drake + his music. but they asked if id wanna date and hes not what i typically look for in a man, thats all,” she wrote.
Oops, there goes that Drake feature for her new album.
Would you believe that Frank Ocean once dissed his good friend Jay-Z. Yep. You can read it for yourself:
somedays I’d rather listen to Celine Dion than Jay-Z. sue me.
— frank ocean (@frank_ocean) October 15, 2010
seeing nicki minaj’s nosejob might be the saddest thing i’ve experienced as of late. going to cry myself to sleep now.
— frank ocean (@frank_ocean) December 22, 2009
Ouch! Again, we must stress that these tweets occurred several years ago. We don’t think Ocean feels that way about the Queen Barbz now. Or does he?
Action Bronson is another rapper who dissed a slew of his peers back in 2009, including Em, A$AP Rocky and Drake. Awkward!
In his defense, Bronson went on Twitter and admitted that he wrote those tweets out of jealousy and being broke. He insists that he has no hatred for the aforementioned artists.
He tweeted, “It was jealousy that made me talk shit about Rocky and Drake. I want all the girls. I wanna be able to wear outfits.”
The A$AP Mob leader even took shots at Jay-Z. “jayz still a h– for releasin that pac diss AFTER his death #nevertrustacamel,” Rocky wrote.
Other rappers decided to do a mass exodus on their timeline and delete all of their tweets from 2009-2011.
However, gossip blog BallerAlert was able to take screenshots of most of the egregious tweets from rappers.
This Twitter scandal, dubbed “Hip-Hop Wiki Leaks,” is becoming a PR nightmare for some rap artists.
Unfortunately, nothing ever dies on the Internet. There will always be someone trying to dig up some old dirt on rappers. It’s the price of fame.
We kind of agree with this follower on Twitter:
All these rappers copping pleas today. Just be real and say, “I thought you was trash but now we’re making money so it’s all good.”
— Deion (@NatureBoyHD) June 25, 2013
In the end, @SargeWP offered this tweet of wisdom: “I guess the takeaway from this is that we’re all hypocrites sometimes and none of you rap n—-s really like @Wale, you just pretend to.”
You gotta love the Internet!