Perched above the crowd on a set of metal stairs with several iced-out hair clips in his braids, Pretty Flacko took aim at an unnamed rival while performing a song called “Taylor Swift,” which hears him brag about stealing their “bitch” as payback for biting his style.
“First you stole my flow, so I stole your bitch/ Then you stole my style, I need at least like 10 percent/ All due disrespect, I hope you take offense,” he raps on the hard-hitting track.
Although Rocky’s subliminal shots came without a name, that didn’t stop fans from speculating that Travis Scott was the intended target.
“This a nasty travis jab lmaoo,” another said.
“You stole my flow, so I stole your b*tch”
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Rumors of friction between A$AP Rocky and Travis Scott have circulated for years, stemming from claims that La Flame borrowed his drugged-out sound and fashion-forward style from Pretty Flacko.
In 2016, A$AP Mob member A$AP Nast accused Scott of stealing the crew’s swag, an allegation that Rocky himself addressed in a Hot 97 interview that same year. “Let the people decide if he a biter or if he authentic,” he said.
Travis, meanwhile, lunged at someone back in 2015 after they mistook him for the “Purple Swag” rapper. “I’m not muthafucking A$AP, bitch!” he snapped while stepping to the fan.
Other fans speculated that A$AP Rocky’s “Taylor Swift” jabs could’ve been directed at Chris Brown, who dated RiRi between 2007 and 2009 before his violent attack on her ended their relationship. Rocky previously appeared to diss Breezy on his 2022 single “D.M.B.,” rapping: “I don’t beat my bitch, I need my bitch.”
Some were convinced that Rocky was instead dissing Drake, who has made no secret of his crush on Rihanna in the past. “She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old,” he admitted while presenting her with the Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV VMAs.
When Rihanna announced she was pregnant with her and A$AP Rocky’s first child last year, Drizzy didn’t appear to take the news well as he unfollowed both artists on Instagram.
Unlike Travis Scott, however, Drake and Chris Brown share few similarities with Rocky when it comes to their “flow” and “style.”
The song followed the aforementioned “D.M.B.” and January’s “Same Problems?” which featured contributions from Lil Yachty, Miguel and Thundercat.
A release date for the album has yet to be announced.