Today in Friday Feuds, a fully automatic rapper finds himself at odds with a former fan while a hard-rock legend rubs a hip-hop icon the wrong way. Plus, it’s Memphis versus Memphis, while a rapper takes on a music streaming service. Lastly, an unofficial male Kardashian’s crew battles an EDM group.
MGK vs. Former Fan
Machine Gun Kelly proved that tall and lanky is just as dangerous as stocky and built when an incident from March of 2013 recently came back to bite him in the derrière. It all stems from a performance in Little Rock, Arkansas at a now-shuttered venue called Juanita’s Cantina.
In typical MGK fashion much turning-up took place, that is until it took a left turn for terrible. Kelly reportedly attempted to jump on a pole but miscalculated and ended up landing on a wheelchair-bound fan who was seated at the edge of the stage. The assumedly now-former fan is getting his day in court after suing both MGK and Juanita’s for undisclosed damages.
Talib Kweli vs. Gene Simmons
Former Kiss frontman Gene Simmons is not a fan of hip-hop music. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone he took the opportunity to recapitulate his distaste with this quote…
“I am looking forward to the death of rap. I’m looking forward to music coming back to lyrics and melody, instead of just talking. A song, as far as I’m concerned, is by definition lyric and melody or just melody…I don’t have the cultural background to appreciate being a gangster. Of course that’s not what it’s all about, but that’s where it comes from. That’s the heart and soul of it. It came from the streets.”
Simmons’ comments were registered by none other than Talib Kweli, who took to social media to share his thoughts on the matter…
Young Dolph vs. Yo Gotti
Last week saw Yo Gotti’s artist Blac Youngsta take to the streets of Memphis while armed to the teeth to call out Young Dolph for slandering his mentor. This week the semi-automatic assault rifles have been traded in for Twitter fingers as Young Dolph took to social media to explain his dislike for Yo Gotti.
It should be noted that both Memphis artists released their albums on February 19, though Gotti’s outsold Dolph, landing at #4 on the Billboard charts while Dolph clenched the 49th spot.
Vince Staples vs. Spotify
Streaming music services haven’t always been kind to artists. This week at SXSW Vince Staples took a moment to point out that Spotify in particular was on his radar for payment-related f***ery. After performing a slightly alternative version of his song “Lift Me Up,” he closed with some shade…
“Shout out to Spotify, thank you for giving me this check to make up for what you’ve done to me and all my musical friends.””
Austin360 also reported that Staples went on to claim that Spotify paid him only a quarter of a penny for every song streamed.
Young Thug vs. Rich Homie Quan
This week, onetime “hubbies” Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan engaged in what is something like round 875 of their long-brewing beef. It kicked off when Thug felt the need to throw out a “F*ck Rich Homie” before performing their collaborative song “Lifestyle” at a recent show…
We’re sure we’ll hear a response from Quan shortly…
Tyga & Crew vs. Cash Cash
In Kardashian news, honorary male K-clan member Tyga and company found themselves in hot water when they were accused of assaulting EDM group Cash Cash. The ill-will allegedly started when Tyga postponed his set during the Inception at Sea cruise festival which also pushed back Cash Cash’s set.
According to witnesses, words were exchanged before Tyga’s DJ allegedly punched Cash Cash member Alex Makhlouf, resulting in an all-out brawl. At the end of it all, Cash Cash was unable to perform, which we assume means they ate the majority of the punches.
Tyga hasn’t responded via Twitter but Cash Cash certainly has…
T.I. vs. Donald Trump
One thing that’s certain about Donald Trump is that he is beyond divisive. When his name is mentioned people tend to get really, really angry. Either because they like him a lot or because they don’t. Rapper T.I. falls into the latter category, which he was none too shy about sharing with the world…
He also let it be known that he was “feeling the Bern”…