Maino makes a distinction between Trinidad James’ comments regarding New York Rap and Kendrick Lamar’s “King of New York” claims during an upcoming interview with

“What hurts me is New Yorkers, they don’t understand” Maino says in an interview with slated to be released in full Monday (November 18). “’Kendrick said something. Kendrick was rapping, man, and there was a million responses that came right after. That was some Rap shit. You don’t see the difference?”

Maino was one of several rappers to respond when Trinidad James said that Atlanta runs New York musically. 

Following James’ statement, Maino posted several Twitter updates regarding James.

James responded on Twitter and Instagram.

James’ Instagram caption following this was also a response to Maino.

“Maino wanna shoot me for saying the truth then shoot on. I ain’t backtracking shit. Ny consumers are a disgrace to their own culture. I don’t ever have to make it on the radio ever. Fuck the radio. I’ll die a real nigga. I speak the truth….and the TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE….#CrazyDeacon#BlackBatman…coming soon. You gonna wanna hear this. Ima die with a Trini Flag in the Air… “WHEN I DIE BURY ME IN A CARNIVAL”!!!

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