During his show in New York City this week, via the Converse Rubber Tracks concert, Atlanta rapper Trinidad James stirred up controversy over comments he made during his performance.
During his set, the rapper essentially said that the New York hip-hop scene fallen off, while declaring the South’s dominance.
“I remember when New York ran this sh**, dog,” said Trinidad. “When Dipset was f***in turned the f*** up. Oh my God. I gotta wear my bandana on tilt like Juelz. What the f*** happened, dog? What happened? I remember when New York rap was the sh**. And us in the South, us bammas, we was like ‘What the f***?’ We just did our own thing. But now, we run y’all musically. That’s crazy. That’s crazy. That’s crazy, my n****. That’s crazy. I’m not trying to start nothing, but if you want to do something we can do something ’cause I don’t give a f***. I looked up to New York music. And now, every n**** that’s really poppin’ out of New York, you might as well tell they from Atlanta. ‘He from Atlanta. He from Atlanta. He from Atlanta.’ I’m just putting it out there. Y’all got more bloggers — y’all got n****s interviewing more popular than n****s that’s rapping.”
Following the on-stage rant, New York rap vet Maino took to Twitter to let Trinidad James know that if he’s gonna talk reckless about a whole region, especially NY, he’s going to have to answer.
“S/O to all the NY n****s who let this Rotten Teeth nigga @TrinidadJamesGG disrespect us lastnite! #whathappened,” Maino tweeted (@MainoHustleHard). “after we clean this guy @trinidadjamesGG up I’m straighten a few of u NY n****s out for being the Vaginas that u R!
“Heyy buddy @trinidadjamesGG I’ll be ur Huckleberry! Lol imma brush those teeth when I see u baby boy. U a street nigga rite? Lmao,” he promised.
Trinidad responded, saying he’s holding his position, regardless of what happens, writing (@TrinidadJamesGG): “Maino wanna shoot me for saying the truth then shoot on. I ain’t backtracking sh**.”