Troy Ave Says Kendrick Lamar Is ‘A Weirdo Rapper’
Rising Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave recently had some choice words for his rap peers, Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper, and they weren't very nice.
In a recent interview with NEHip-Hop.com, he explained had a short-lived disagreement with producer Statik Selektah after he voted Chance The Rapper as "Rookie of the Year" for Complex. which he didn't understand... because he believes Chance is a "drug addict."
"I wasn't feeling Statik the other day man because Complex had a list of some sh**, and 'Rookie of the Year,' he voted for Chance The Rapper over me," he explained. "And I said I'm gonna tell'em when I see'em, 'That sh** you did voting for Chance The Rapper over Troy Ave was corny 'cause I don't see Chance The Rapper at your parties or featuring on your records, you can't be f***ing voting for drug addicts to be Rookie of the Year.'
"The game is twisted and f***ed up. How is a drug addict gonna be at the forefront of rap? That sh** is corny. Basically, he cleared it up, he said there wasn't like a list of names for him to choose from. He didn't pick him over me, they just asked him, 'Who do you vote for?' and they had to send out a name or whatever."
Later, Troy clarified comments about Kendrick, adding that he doesn't mean it as a diss. "Kendrick say he actually f*** with my music heavy," he said. "I wasn't dissing him or nothing, it's like if somebody said 'Troy Ave is a dark skin rapper,' alright, that's the truth. Kendrick Lamar is a weirdo rapper, you know what I mean? That don't mean he don't make good music, he got a few songs that I actually happen to like, but he's a weirdo. Weirdo meaning different, you know what a weirdo is, you know what I mean. That's what it is, it ain't no dissing or nothing."