Rhymefest Defends Kanye West In Beef With Consequence

Rhymefest opines on Consequence's beef with Yeezy.

Rhymefest's history with Kanye West goes back many years. Besides both emcees hailing from Chicago, Rhymefest notably co-wrote Kanye's hit "Jesus Walks." 'Ye returned the favor, appearing on two tracks on Fest's debut album, Blue Collar, and producing one of them.

As such, the Chicago rapper has taken it upon himself to offer an opinion on Consequence's beef with Kanye West.

After briefly addressing the matter on Wednesday (July 27) by saying that "[sic] every mans responsible for his own success," Rhymefest took to Twitter again, elaborating on his position.

KANYE and I been speaking lately it interesting I see people who think he owes them stuff12 hours ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply

I never understood letting another human have control over your success or failure in life.12 hours ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply

My brotherhood with Ye is based in the fact I don't beg or expect more then his friendship good convo and the exchange of ideas12 hours ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply

Rhymefest added, "But as far as Kanye and his real homies notice that none of the guys he started with from Chicago talk shit about him. None of us."

"Chicago Cats understand playing your position and organizational structure. We know that every man is responsible for his/her actions."

Related: Rhymefest Released From Hospital After Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

39 Comments

  • HughJasol

    I know what we can do, we can waste our time gossiping with big rants about 2 guys we have nothing to do with and a music industry that can give a fuck about you. But I'm sure you're all wannabe beatmakers and wack mcees. I say stop wasting your time, and go pursue a career in Dentistry. Seriously, not everyone can be a wack rapper, lets leave that to Young Money.

  • Madi

    Here's the thing.. granted some of what Fest states is true but when you sign to ANY label, the label has a HUGE responsibility to market, promote and get the artists work SEEN and HEARD. Has anyone ever seen Kanye going hard for Cons other than when Cons did work for him?? NO! Every man is responsible to have a worth ethic and produce if given an opportunity.. if otherwise, what is even the sense of label deals to begin with if a man is supposed to handle it all. Thats ass backwards. Ye used all his peeps and then when he hit the top.. he bailed and switched gears. Just because you dont publicly hearing his dudes from the Chi talking publicly like Cons, doesn't mean they arent. He did them dirty.. point blank the original rapper members of G.O.O.D. music never got out there except Cons. And there wasn't much backing. How do you create a label that stands for Getting Out Our Dreams and you as the Ceo do nothing to achieve that mission. If you pay attention to Cons and not so much the bloggers or comments you will see its deeper than him just bitchin. Pusha stole lyrics, that's his beef, not that he got signed. Ye, you are foul, period point blank. These dudes at the top start to think they are untouchable and whether the folks like it or not, Cons is letting them know you are. Lyrically he can back it all up. It's a creative attack, so let's keep it hip hop and defend back creatively. I'm sure Fest got paid a pretty lump sum to go on record with these tweets...just a few weeks ago he was saying how he go love for both Cons and Ye now he's taking Ye sided.. Yeah okay Fest.. happy shopping!

  • Controverse

    It's easy not to expect much from someone you don't work with anymore, but when he's your boss it's another story. Plus, I enjoy the old Kanye a lot more. It's hard for me to relate to someone who lives like a king and won't shut up about himself. Artists need to evolve, not completely remake themselves every two years!

  • grza

    I kinda agree with what Fest is saying, but at the same time hip hop has gone soft as shit. We used to have epic battles. It was part of the culture. If someone called you out, you had to respond or your fans would call you out. Now today you win a battle by not responding. Some of the bigger artists don't want to take chances responding whether its for risking fan base, corporate sponsorships or fear. Times have changed and thats hip hop today i guess.

  • Prick James

    Nor 'Fest or any Chi cats are signed to GOOD Music, so maybe 'Fest should mind his fukking bizness (& make a better album than Che)!!

  • talktalkreal

    Rhymefest is dope but so is JAMES X! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARtS2bU1vZE

    • sexychocolate

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  • The B

    The expression is: I COULDN'T care less. not I COULD care less...SHEESH!!! and Malice is nicer than Pusha & Cons.

  • Dr. Lyrical Surgeon

    It is nice to see brothers standing up for one another and though Rhymefest is right - it is still nice to have unity to the point where SuSu economics can take place and we can all earn and grow together.

  • Michael Lebron

    don't know the root of the beef exactly but i'd say when you're signed to someones production company/record label/management firm or whatever, yes that person is somewhat responsible for the success of your career. it's not like Cons is some dude from the block waiting for a handout cuz he KNOWS Kanye. So what 'fest says is irrelevent cuz Consequence is an artist on Kanyes roster

    • Special Ed

      @ David, I do agree with you... However, 'making moves' primarily means talking to your label and getting them to be on the same page with you on projects... What Kanye did with Cons was just wrong... Bringing in Pusha T at a time when he, Cons was starting to get a buzz, plus he, Cons, has been by Kanye's side from the beginning... I think the guy's frustrated... He can't, or couldn't get anything out of G.O.O.D Music for a while, and now he pretty much past his prime... He has to start from scratch, and lost a lot of time hanging out with 'Ye... Maybe he should have been smarter, but loyalty can be blinding at times, and some of your 'friends' will take advantage of that... Example, D.O.C., Beanie Siegel... I think it's a good thing that the guy is venting, and it's even better that he did that after he left, wouldn't want to be caught up in a tight situation like say, Young Buck... And yeah, hip hop beefs were a way for rappers to deal with stuff... Kinda like taking it outside, but without the broken faces... Now, those that have more to lose won't put that on the line, and those that don't have much to lose are just opportunists... I think though, Cons' anger is genuine, and 'Ye better be careful and deal with this quick before it becomes another Royce 59 Vs Eminem Vs D 12 (Royce decimated D 12 by the way, and Em was smart enough not to say anything... He knew better...lol)

    • David Leaman Keeton

      yea but ye took it to the level where only he is responsible for his career...When someone puts an artist on that artist should only have to rely on the label for their success for the first album or maybe second...Cons has been in the game long enough to know that..I agree with ye and fest on this one..Cons needs to stop acting like a whiny lil bitch and man the fuck up and make his own moves where he only has himself to blame if he flops or not..That's what I think fest is getting at

  • Anonymous

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  • cbrown9221

    I think the whole thing is a fix. They're trying to do the whole Em Royce beef.

  • SpikeSpiegel

    Has Kanye even responded to this clown yet?! I'm sorry but until Kanye responds this beef is pretty lame, and makes Consequence look like an idiot.

    • ....

      ye won't respond, which is a good thing, Jay does the same thing, it deads the beef if the person being dissed doesn't respond. It makes the dude that made the diss look like a douche.

  • russell

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  • russell

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, BidsGet.com

  • blahBlah

    People trip me out when someone complains about how an arist(who is now a superstar)fucked them over. You don't KNOW Cons story. You don't KNOW the intricate details beyhind this dudes beef. Who said it was about money? It could be about him blocking or some shit who knows but my gut feeling is that dude got a reason. He wouldn't just come out now all of a sudden if Ye didn't do some fuck up shit to him recently. I think people need to understand that artist who become super stars do fuck over their homies who have been down with them. Should they bitch? Yes. Should they go to the internet about the shit? Depends on if dude is avoiding him. Hell I would if I was IN the industry. Its a different type of ball game then. But at the same time I would be bitching about not being successful or getting a hand out. It would be about a nigga acting flaky because he made it.

    • Mu

      The reason Con's beefing with Pusha is lame as fuck. Accorind to Con himself, Pusha said like 2 words that may have been in one of his verses and now he's "biting"??

    • SutterKane

      Have you heard Consequence explenation as to why he thinks Kanye & Pusha are "Biting" his shit?? Look it up, its the most ridiculous shit I've heard in a minute I'm not even a Kanye fan either, I could care less for anybody involved, Only GOOD artist I ever fucked with was Common Just looking at it from an Unbiased point of view, Cons excuses for why he's doing this are lame as hell

  • Anonymous

    Kanye's former partner (Shawnna's bro) talks sht about Ye,and he's from the Chi..

  • TAYLORD

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    • GAYLORD

      you love gay fish so will you love GAYLORD, you're already a TAYLORD so that must mean you're a queer. I know you won't respond because all you do is act like Wiz is the dick of God but you have no idea.

  • Anonymous

    word, all glc and them niggas collectin royalties for life...... kanye smart.

  • Anonymous

    real talk fuck con

  • earthcrusher

    Son is still playing the political game, props for the fucking alderman run, you can mos def believe Kanye didn't have fuck all to do with this cats success....you got the ghost credit on a grammy and fuck all else, swallow that shaft 'fest..maybe he'll come back and save your career. At least Cons got that Tribe love for a minute, and cons got nasty bars, he does whine a bit but fuck it, i'll roll with the underdog on this one. Big up Cons.

    • earthcrusher

      Malice is his brotjers keeper, not sure why Pusha gets more props than Malice cause Malice is fucking niiiiiiiiiiiiice.

  • Rodrick

    Lets see how Cons responds to that one , I bet Rhymefest threw his opinion out there hoping to get a response Rhymefest vs Consequence battle coming soon, I'd bet money on it

  • NuttinG

    i admit i dont listen to Rhymefest stuff but he said the truth, i respect him for that.

  • Mr Flamboyant

    Stated perfectly. I don't understand this Cons nigga. Maybe it's a... well I can't say NY thing cause all NY niggas don't seem to be this way. Dude is just a bitch. Unfortunately it must be something with his lineage cause Q-Tip has sour feminine ways with ish as well. The comment below..."Big N Tasty eatin' ass nigga"... Man that was friggin hilarious. LOL! If ever was a man to complain, it's Rhymefest. But he doesn't. So why does Cons? That damn delusions of grandeur. Gets niggas every time.

  • Cock-Suey

    Nigga look like a comic book villain. Big N Tasty eatin' ass nigga. I seen this nigga throw one of dem bitches in the back of his mouth without his top and bottom teeth touchin

  • Anonymous

    Chicago-rillas! Rhymefest is real

  • Anonymous

    Glad to see not everybody is sitting around waiting for a handout

  • cjrocker

    not a fan of the new text

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