The battle rap world was buzzing earlier this month, after a fight took place between rappers Math Hoffa and Serius Jones during the Smack/URL rap battle event, Summer Madness 3 in NYC.
During the event, Hoffa was spitting his verse and Jones would taunt him… and that’s when a fist was thrown from Hoffa, sending Jones to the ground. From there, security separated the pair, and the event was shut down.
Talk of the incident spread, but footage didn’t hit the Internet until this week.
Smack, the co-founder of the event, addressed the situation in a blog, and says Math Hoffa has been banned in any future SMACK/URL events moving forward.
“I just want all the fans to know that we don’t condone that type of behavior here at the URL,” he said. “We don’t support it in no way, shape or form. At this point forward, as it stands right now, Math is definitely, definitely banned from the URL and won’t be able to participate in none of the URL events, just due to the situation that happened and the liability that it may bring to our business. It’s unfortunate because that’s my brother at the end of the day. I don’t hate Math. I just hate what he did. You gotta definitely hold your emotions, when we performing.”
Despite the backlash, Hoffa has since been apologetic about the altercation. In an interview with VladTV.com, he promised to never do anything like this again.
“It was just unfortunate. I wish him the best with his career, or whatever has going on right now,” Hoffa said. “Sh** got f***ed up. I don’t know what else to say.
“This type of thing will never happen again with Math Hoffa. It just … what I been going through the past couple of days… I been working real hard this whole year. I feel like people are trying to erase it because of this one moment.”
As far as SMACK’s ban, he said he understands. “You can separate me, that’s fine. I made a mistake, I gotta keep it pushing.”