Akademiks has built quite the reputation as one of Hip Hop’s most divisive online personalities, but even at live shows it seems like he can’t escape controversy.
During the Figgmunity Live event at New York’s Beacon Theater on Wednesday (November 15), a fan captured some video of Akademiks going back and forth with an audience member, who got riled up enough to threaten to beat him up.
“It ain’t really like that! Don’t play with me, pussy boy!” the audience member can be heard saying, before slowly inching towards the stage. After Ak tries to defend himself, the audience member gets riled up again. “You pussy, n-gga! I’ma put paws on this n-gga!”
The fan videotaping the altercation can be heard saying, “Yeah! Press that n-gga!” as the argument continues on. Eventually, Akademiks can be seen backing away from the stage.
Check out the video below:
Akademiks pressed by audience member who threatens to "put paws" on him pic.twitter.com/MGt6vphW5m
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Akademiks has found himself in the middle of a lot of drama lately. The most infamous one, however, has been the one between him and Saucy Santana, which first kicked off last month after Akademiks made a number of negative comments about the City Girls, calling them “non-talented” and claiming their musical buzz had “fizzled out.”
Saucy Santana, who is friends with the Florida duo, took issue with the comments before Akademiks hit back with a homophobic rant: “Everybody know I’m cool with the LGBT community, but no batty man like Saucy Santana could talk to me. I’ll spit in your face, n-gga. Me and you couldn’t have a conversation. You’re a cocksucker. We don’t talk to n-ggas like you.”
“You need to go get right with God. Go look in that mirror and figure out what the fuck going on with yourself,” he added. “We ain’t indicting people who are homosexuals, but a n-gga like you, you got a mental illness, my boy. You trying to mix it up with a n-gga like me.”
Santana responded by threatening to assault and rape Akademiks. “After I beat you, I’ma fuck you in your ass because you’re a bitch-ass n-gga,” Saucy said. “That’s what we do to you. You always pressing a BBL, f-g. Bitch, you sitting on your thick-ass. Bitch, I got a BBL and you got a BBW.”
The rape threat resulted in Akademiks crying during a Rumble stream and saying: “I’m not tryna get canceled to fuck up what we got going on. I’m never tryna get canceled saying the wrong thing — I know what we got going on, I love it. I’m trying not to get canceled.
“But this shit does bother me. Put it like this: with everything we’ve talked about, I’ve never cared about — I don’t care what rapper got at me, bro. Ever. But really, there’s certain shit I really don’t fuck with in my life that I will never do.”
The beef culminated with Saucy Santana dropping an Akademiks diss track on November 9, where he rapped: “You getting punked by a gay dude/ You’re a bitch tryna blame it on some gay rules.”
Santana also mocked Akademiks’ attitude towards women — which has faced much criticism in the past — and aimed a number of other insults at him including “pussy” and “snitch.”