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This week in Friday Feuds an enigmatic rapper fires shots at one of hip-hop’s most heralded young figures. Plus, a not-so-meek rapper levels venom at a joke-cracking DJ, and one of Chicago’s most famous sons takes his dislike for the Jumpman to social media, and more…

Jay Electronica vs. 50 Cent & Kendrick Lamar

Ahead of the surprise drop of the song “#TBE The Curse Of Mayweather” earlier this week, Jay Electronica opened a Periscope account and promptly began fielding fan questions.

Judging by his response to the topics of Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent, perhaps we all should have seen the ether-laced track coming…

While the song certainly emphasizes Electronica’s lyric-forward style of rap, many people were far more interested in the bars that take aim at Kendrick Lamar…

Man, fuck these white people/ My grandmother died at 82 scrubbing floors/ And n—-s still running around begging for awards…

The song also sees Electronica “contemplatin’ all-out war with Fif.”

Listen in full below…

After the song’s release, 50 remained uncharacteristically quiet. His only response came in the form of a humor-tinged Instagram comment in which he claimed not to know who Electronica was…

Electronica responded with a now deleted tweet that read…

and @50cent don’t lie to the people. you know me. don’t make me expose you as a coward.

Dave Free vs. Jay Electronica

Unlike 50 or his affiliates, Kendrick Lamar’s camp was quick to jump to his defense and directly engage Electronica.

Dave Free, president of Lamar’s label, TDE, had the following to say…

Kanye West vs. Nike

Kanye West has been on a Twitter bender for the last week. Between sharing his financial woes with the world, asking Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for funding, and preaching on the importance of family, he found time to shade his former creative partner, Nike.

West has a long-running distaste for the company, which he even claimed treated its employees like slaves on the song “FACTS”…

Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift

During his YEEZY Season 3 show Kanye West also debuted his seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo. While many praised the gospel-influenced project, one line in from the song “Famous” reignited the shit show that is Kanye West’s verse pop darling, Taylor Swift…

For all my Southside niggas that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous

This week, after emerging as the first female artist to win Album of the Year twice at the Grammys, Swift had her moment of retribution.

During her acceptance speech she made sure to return fire toward West…

 

Meek Mill vs. DJ Whoo Kid

Although it’s 2016, many people still aren’t ready to let the outcome of the Drake and Meek Mill beef go. A simple Google search will turn up hundreds of new memes, GIFs, and videos that feature Meek as the subject of mockery.

The video below, which features Meek receiving a WWE 2k16 style beating from the 6 God, is only one of many.

However when it was reposted by DJ Whoo Kid, Meek Mill couldn’t help but to respond…

#Post&Delete Looks like #MeekMill wasn't feeling #DjWhoKidd's jokes today ??

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For his part, DJ Whoo Kid seemed to laugh the whole thing off in an Instagram post in which he tagged Meek Mill to let him know he was “nowhere near scared”…

Wacka Flocka vs. Meek Mill

Following Meek Mill’s threat to Whoo Kid, the latter’s friend and colleague, Wacka Flocka Flame, jumped into the fray to let Meek know that no one was putting hands on Whoo on his watch…

Wacka also followed the Instagram comment up with a video in which he claimed that he didn’t actually have beef with Meek, he was merely prepared to slide that ass if he tried to touch his friend…

https://youtu.be/7orKL7Bw_F8

Talib Kweli vs. University of Utah

Talib Kweli is like the wise uncle you wouldn’t really expect anyone to have any kind of issue with. However, that didn’t stop the University of Utah from trying it. After Kweli was invited to deliver the school’s keynote speech for Martin Luther King celebrations on January 21, the school reportedly tried to default on paying him.

According to university officials, Kweli did not fulfill the obligations of his contract, an accusation the emcee did not take kindly to.

As you can see in the below letter, which he originally published along with a series of now-deleted tweets, he absolutely rips the school a new one…

 

 

In the end, Kweli was paid in full, leading him to delete the evidence. However, the letter remains.

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