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.”