Maino Addresses Beef With Big Sean, Talks "King Of New York" Title

The "Hi Hater" rapper says the discrepancy with Sean was all a "misunderstanding."

Maino recently implied that there was some sort of beef when he called Big Sean “Lil’ Sean” during an interview, but he says that it was just an accident and misunderstanding. During an interview with WGCI’s DJ MoonDawg, the Brooklyn, New York rapper said that he said Sean’s name wrong and cleared up the unintended shot at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards.

“I was making a point to some of my homies that a lot of the rappers of today, you look foolish beefing with because they ain’t about that type of energy. They ain’t about that. They ain’t about the gangsta, thug imagery. They ain’t into the street credibility or what have you. They more or less cool dudes. There’s nothing wrong with that. I gave examples like Wiz Khalifa and Big Sean. In the heat of my conversation, I called him ‘Little Sean.’ People thought I did it on purpose, and I really didn’t.”

He said he held off until he saw him in person so that he could personally discuss the matter with the G.O.O.D. Music rapper.

“I ran into him at the BET Awards on the red carpet and I wasn’t going to reach out through no phones. I was going to see him whenever I saw him and told him that wasn’t really what I was about, because that was contrary to everything I was saying. Why would I say in one breath, ‘You look crazy beefing with dudes like that’ and at the same time trying to diss him?” he said. “He not even talking like that. These artists not even talking like that. They cool dudes and had jobs and was just existing. Drinking, getting high, smoking, partying, that’s cool. That’s fine with me. It wasn’t really me trying to get at him. It was really a misunderstanding.”

The “Hi Hater” rapper also spoke on Papoose’s recent claim of being “King of New York,” stating that no one is yet to one-up him.

“Ain’t nobody from New York outdo me yet, not even new artists,” he exclaimed. “Did he say he was the king of New York? I’m out here moving. I didn’t catch it, I heard some things.”

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51 Comments

  • ed

    maino can cant talk shit till he signs for at least 1.5 haha.. Alphabetical slaughter part 2 coming soon

  • Punish Em

    Damn is this what NY hip hop is turning into? Neither Maino, Papoose, Red Cafe, and Mysonne are fucking relevant. All dem niggaz combined aint worth shit, can't get no record deals to save their fuckin lives and they really just don't fucking matter. Combined their rhyme skill is a half notch over that nigga Baby's non rapping ass. GTFOH with that King of this or King of that bullshit mane, all these dumb niggaz stay stuck on mixtape shit. Step your game up - Get a record deal, drop a couple of classic joints, I mean be dat nigga ppl are checking for, then holla about being the King of something, until then all these niggaz need to stay their punk asses in the fuckin kitchen like some bitches.

  • Jay Serius

    If Maino or Papoose are the King of NY then NY REALLY is not coming back. LOL. Maino and Papoose? LMFAO NY really hasnt been the same since Snoop kick the building.

  • jnr

    The "HI HATER RAPPER" is hating on another rapper??? Wow... The "ONE HIT WONDER" calls himself the KING OF NEW YORK???.... I'm speechless

    • Anonymous

      ^ what is this nigga above me talking about. that was the dumbest comeback I ever heard. so only platinum rappers can have opinions about hip hop?

    • Anonymous

      LMAO! WHERE'S YOUR ONE HIT SMASH SONG AT? YOU TALKING LIKE YOU WENT PLATINUM MANY TIMES, TINYPIC THE PLAQUES AND SHOW US YOU BETTER.

  • Anonymous

    wow, the HI HATER rapper is a hater himself. "Little Sean?" C'mon, that was a shot...

  • Anonymous

    DOUG MORRIS WAS THE KING OF NY RAP. MADE THE MOST MONEY OUT OF ALL OF THEM RAPPERS WHO WORKED FOR HIM, JAY, NAS, DMX, FAB, GHOSTFACE, JADA, THE LIST GOES ON. THE KING HAD THEM AS HIS RECRUITED ARMY GETTING HIM THAT TREASURE FOR DECADES. NONE OF YOU CAN DISPUTE THIS FACT. HE EVEN HAD HIRED GUNS LIKE LUDA, DRE AND SHADY ON THE PAYROLL. ALL Y'ALL TALKING ABOUT IS WHO'S THE MOST POPULAR WORKER YOU LIKE, BUT BOW TO THE TRUE KING.

  • Blaque

    Phone saaid it best. "What you mean you don't reconize me? I'm only the biggest rapper in yo apartment complex." Hahahaha

  • grimm

    maino can never be king of new york gtfoh, the title should go to kiss or fab. grimm out!!!

  • Anonymous

    I think papoose done reprented NY on those mixtapes during the last half of the 2000s. And is way past this dude Maino even if he has one or twow hit records with swizz beatz

  • Obi Patrick

    Its really a matter of personal opinion because even you're favourite rapper's rapper thinks the same way. The lyrical titans like Kane and Rakim deserve that title more than any of you commercial clowns..

  • Sensaye252

    Man please...that nigga ain't even the court jester for the king of NY. All that King of NY shit is dumb. If we're talking about who has been the best spokesman/representative/MC from NY, then for my money it's Nas.

  • KOOFI

    NASIR IS KING! FUCK THIS CLOWN AND GAY-Z. REALEST>RICHEST

  • Anonymous

    Maino is a hater for real. I used to like that nigga until he started dissing the south. Us people down south love everybody, but we never get any respect. My advice to all my down south people, is to stop buying east coast music, because they just laugh at us and say we are stupid!

  • p

    Nas is a bum. I feel sorry for all these Nas stans who constantly feel the need to elevate this dude. He has one hot album every ten year average. He doesn't do anything, but ya'll base his greatness on what he's done, which was make one or two classic albums. Hov has done that and beyond!

    • Anonymous

      ^Rapping about rap sucks.

    • Brian Tate

      @P: If your first defense is record sales then you've already lost the debate. "I was created by intelligent design you are merely a descendant of the unmodified/you diss me out of pride but when youre finished talkin bout money and bitches you're simply out of rhymes/ even my worst album was sublime if I dont slow down, I'll distort the timeline." Canibus (Levitabus) Dead ass, most ears now are so dumb that when someone spits something that is expected to be understood by someone that's been listening to Hip-Hop for the last ten years the only defense is "But they ain't sell no records!" Shit's sad. No mention of skill....just who sold a hot beat...because that's all most of y'all check for these days.

    • Noe Gomez

      Shut up Jay-Z stan

  • p

    Hov getting the most money (apart from Diddy, but Diddy doesn't count), only NY rapper still consistently going platinum, biggest mainstream rapper in NY to date, and is a bigger celebrity than all the other NY rappers. Real kings do it B.I.G style

  • p

    He ain't king of shit. We all know who's running New York and been runnin' this rap shit since '96

  • Anonymous

    Fuck you niggas. BUG PUN IS THE KING OF NY lmao Maino is bad rapper (a lot better than big sean because sean is ass), but maino is a OG i would not fuck with that nigga

  • nasSignedWithJay

    Name says it all. Nas signed with Hov, a King would not do that. Hov's the king, all albums going platinum, best rapper of all time, its in the numbers.

  • Nico 3

    So you said it, but it's not what you meant? What are you, ten? Think before you speak or simply stay shut.

  • Mu

    Let's put this "King of New York" shit to rest right now. If your name ain't Jay-Z or Nas, you need not even submit an application for the title. I know confidence (and maybe a little cockiness) is important to rappers. HOWEVER, if you call yourself a "Real Nigga", you have to keep it real with yourself and not mention yourself with greatest if you're far from great.

    • yawohh

      cudn't have said it any better..Biggie is probably the hailed king of NY but as of still alive, it's Nas or Jay. There's really no debate about this so ppl should stop talking about it

  • Devin Williams

    Maino would rip Lil Sean to shreds

  • TEXAS

    KING OF NEW YORK??? I DONT THINK SO

  • t

    lol @ all these comments maino has some ok songs but yes his album and most recent work hasnt been so hot,but nobody can say maino aint the real deal out there! yall know his history and no rapper will call him out in person!

    • Anonymous

      'real deal' what? REAL FUCKING DUMB-- if he was a good criminal he wouldn't have gotten bagged like such a chump. Too bad NY State doesn't have an electric chai for stupidity, then we wouldn't have to have this conversation.

  • Mr.Mean

    I was gonna talk some shit about Maino being trash, and wack but yall already took care of that for me. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    they're both fags

  • Anonymous

    who the fuck is "Maino," besides THE WORST BROOKLYN RAPPER ** EVER **. This guy is nearly brain-damaged too which might be sad if you saw dude in the subway panhandling but on the microphone it's goddamn nauseating. The day ** everyone ** ignores this asshole (and ignores Action BRONSTEIN, obese Necro biter) is the day NYC hip-hop begins its comeback.

  • Anonymous

    MAINO IS WACK. YOU WERE SPEAKING ON HOW WACK LIL SEAN IS, BUT YOU "CLEARING UP" THE SITUATION LIKE YOU AIN'T MEAN TO THROW HIM IN YOUR RANT. SIT DOWN NIGGA YOU TRYING TOO HARD TO BE A TOUGH GUY. YOU?? KING OF NY?? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! PAPOOSE SAID IT'S A STATE OF MIND NIGGA, GO READ SOME BOOKS WACK NIGGA.

  • Alley Angel Artist Aphropik

    I mean the guy sucks so I really don't care if he called him little...I'm still offended that he's repping my city...Dude isn't even lyrical enough to come from the Chi...he's going to be the downfall to Good Music, watch...

  • dashboard

    This dude was always trash to me new York fell straight off on the music tip the best one are from the 90s era

  • BUM

    This no talented bum isn't the king of shit.

  • MC Jared

    im the best rapper to ever eat three foot-long subs in one sitting. the king of footlong subs. ask about me.

  • Anonymous

    tired of these insecure rappers giving themselves self-assigned titles that noone else even cosigns.

  • Anonymous

    If Nas is the king of NY,. then Jay-Z is a GOD

    • Mu

      First off, Big DID NOT put Jay-Z on... He happended to blow up before Jay, but Jay and Dame had their own movement going. 2nd, even though Nas may be just as talented as Jay lyrically (if not more talented), he failed to consistenly drop HOT albums. If hip-hop was about banging on tables and rapping in a cypher, Nas would probaly beat Jay 7 times out of 10. This game is about who makes the best music, and Jay's catalog >>>>> Nas' catalog. NOBODY can argue that. PERIOD!

    • Anonymous

      Jay is the undisputed king.

    • Anonymous

      @DJGAME AGREED. They both just niggas from NY to me, Yaaaawn inducing rappers

    • DJ Game

      Nas has always been the King of New York. Jay-Z is just some nigga from the block that got lucky Big put him on. Deal with it. It's finally time. Enough is enough.

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAH...this fool must be on some new typa crack..to think he could possibly ever be the king of NY, hahah smh..geez

  • Onaje Jordan

    Maino is nutz everybody know ASAP Rocky is teh king of new york. lol

  • Jakis

    " This King Of New York Shit only lasts 15 minutes , Niggaz just killed it ... Nas has the title to keep it " Maino, wtf you talking about ? Do your thing, never mind others, and collect the crops of your works man...

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