This week (March 7), Nipsey Hussle sat with Tariq Nasheed to talk about what he’s been doing lately and his thoughts of modern culture/hip-hop. Broadcasted on the New Hip Hop News podcast, the Los Angeles rapper spoke his piece on a current event of sorts, where DJ Akademiks shamed 21 Savage for talking about being smarter with his money.
After 21 spoke out about investing his earnings rather than blowing it on unnecessary materials, the hip-hop blogger discredited his efforts to teach his fans a thing or two about money management, which bothered Nipsey.
Point. Blank. Period.
“They said recently that 21 Savage said that he stopped buying jewelry, and that he gon’ spend his money on investing,” the “Last Time That I Checc’d” artist began on New Hip Hop News. “That’s a powerful message… for somebody that people follow and that’s from a young generation. And Akademiks criticized him.” According to Nipsey, Akademiks said he didn’t “wanna hear that from 21 Savage.”
“That s**t right there get you fucked up,” Nipsey continued. “We supposed to f**k ni**as up that. Period. We ain’t supposed to be understanding.”
The 32-year-old rapper went on to say that “we” need to “catch [Akademiks] at Complex Con” and “spank [him] for that.” “We ain’t supposed to do nothing we can’t fix,” he said, before adding, “We supposed to f**k you up for that.”
The Cali native has offered similar comments towards people who insisted on shaming others for doing something good. Remember when P. Diddy was toying with the idea of buying a NFL team or starting a NFL League?
Back when the NFL protests were all any major news outlet was talking about, Diddy tweeted, “I did have a dream to own a NFL team but now my dream is to own our own league!” “A league where you can be yourself. Have a retirement plan,” he continued. “Have freedom to be a great human and protest for your people without being demonized for your beliefs as a KING!! NEW DREAM ALERT!!!!”
The 32 NFL owners totally ignored his “dream,” but the internet didn’t, sparking a conversation about whether or not the hip-hop mogul could actually afford his aspirations. The conversation deepened right after reports that Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was selling the team. Not only did Diddy offer to buy the Panthers, but he also let it be known that he would welcome Colin Kaepernick back into the league.
Well… A few weeks later, during Henry Wofford’s sports segment on KRON-TV, “The World According to Darya,” he bashed and discredited Diddy’s efforts. After saying that Puff can’t afford a purchase like the Carolina Panthers, he said that he’s not taking his pitch seriously. “The guy looks high right there in this video,” Wofford commented. “He looks like he smoked a blunt and drank a 40. Come on, I’m not taking him seriously.”
TMZ got the right one when the outlet’s reporters caught Nipsey Hussle outside of Catch in LA. Boasting his let-everyone-be-great-or-else attitude, he gave Wofford a piece of his mind.
“F**k the n***a that was doubtin’ them on the news, woofin’ that s**t. We gon’ catch you and beat yo ass, n***a,” he threatened. “Got some homegirls for that b**ch, too!”
“Let clowns be clowns”
While his threats towards the TV anchor weren’t taken too seriously, Nipsey’s comments about DJ Akademiks seemingly came from a very sincere place. He continued his thoughts on Akademiks, saying that people can “let clowns be clowns and let dude self-destruct.”
He went on to say that even though he never knocks anyone’s method of making money, there comes a point where Akademiks may get “out of control.” “You taking something that’s serious and people doing what it takes and you spinnin’ it for some f**k s**t, and I don’t agree with that,” Nipsey said.
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