Rhymefest tweeted that after listening to a Lil’ B song, “Homeboy needs a dad in his life.” In an interview with CNN, the Based God responded to Fest’s observation, noting that he in fact could use a father figure in his life but taking a snide jab at the Chicago, Illinois rapper.

“I’m going to say, who is Rhymefest? So he needs to work on promoting and marketing himself, because I don’t know him,” he said. “But what I feel about his comment is that it’s true, I needed a father figure in my life, but I’m not complaining about that. What do you mean, I need that? Tell Rhymefest I’m very happy. Tell Rhymefest I actually wake up and I’m happy, and I’m positive and I love people. Ask Rhymefest, does he feel the same way?”

Lil’ B also spoke on his graphic tweets about sexually assaulting Kanye West, downplaying the comments as a joke. “You know, really, it’s just my jokes. I have a funny sense of humor. If I was a comedian and I was up on stage, people would think that’s funny, because I’m a funny comedian. I’m an entertainer,” he said. “Throughout the years I feel if God promotes me to stay alive and have more years to live on Earth, which I pray and I would love to, people are going to see my personality, and they’re going to see more of me and be able to understand me more.”

And as for his haters? “They’re just not paying attention fully, and I forgive them. Not everybody has time to pay attention fully, or not everybody has the time to read a book,” he continued. “Some people refuse to read books, and I’m just an unread book. Open me!”

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