Rap beefs are nothing new to hip-hop. In recent years, one notable feud is between Baton Rouge natives, Boosie Badazz and Kevin Gates. Luckily, the two have decided to spark a change in the culture and squash the beef before things got worse.
Via Instagram Live, Boosie revealed his efforts to get Kevin Gates — who was recently released from prison — cleared to travel, so he can perform at the inauguaral Boosie Bash. He said the two had a conversation over the phone about bringing him out to the event, which will be held on March 10.
“Talked to Gates earlier,” Boosie said. “Trying to get that boy to come to that Boosie Bash. Trying to pull it off for him. Gotta let the man travel. Man gotta pay his taxes.”
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Just got off the line with @iamkevingates trying to pull it off so he can perform at the #BoosieBash THE CITY NEEDS THIS!!!! #BoosieBash2018 ✅💯🔥 Say a prayer tonight that he’s allowed to travel ASAP 🙏🙏🙏🙏BIGGEST SHOW LOUISIANA HAS EVER SEEN ✅get yo tickets now at www.boosiebash.com ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #isiah #LucaBrasiStory
Gates is currently under mandatory supervision and requires permission from the court to travel. He served nine months of a 30-month sentence for a weapons-related charge in Chicago.
As for the feud between the two, the Boosie-Kevin Gates beef dates back to 2009, after the murder of Gates affiliate Nussie, who was a Boosie rival. Boosie was accused of ordering a hit on the late rapper, but was ultimately found not guilty. After a while, contention inflamed both sets and a fight broke out between their respective crews at the Derby Takeover Pt. 2 event in Louisville, KY in 2016.
Apparently, the two have now worked out their issues.
The Boosie Bash is an all-ages show set to take place at Southern University in Baton Rouge in March. So far, it will feature performances from NBA Young Boy, YFN Lucci, Blac Youngsta, The Badazz Music Syndicate, and Level, among others. If all goes well, Gates may also hit the stage.
Tickets are currently available online here.