DJs have nights when they are on and others when they are off and last night (July 27), Funkmaster Flex was definitely lacking luster.
A petition, through change.org, has begun to actually have Funkmaster Flex lose his job at Hot 97. AllHipHop recently spoke with Azeem Khan, a Digital Strategy Consultant in New York and the architect behind the petition. Khan says Flex’s arrogance and lies are enough for him to “step down” for a while.
“It’s one thing to be wrong by mistake, but he’s been gassing up this beef like no other,” Khan told the Hip Hop news website. “Everything is about clicks. This was straight up lying though. He’s needed to step down for a while now. I didn’t realize it would blow like this, but he should at least see what the fans really want. And that’s to not be lied to. Everyone was tuned in, and he gave us the best pump fake since Michael Jordan in the 98 Finals. His site already picked it up, and he IG’d it. That just further shows he thinks he’s really just above everyone else. And he’s not.”
The petition already has over 4,000 signatures and that number is continuing to grow. Read a full excerpt from Khan’s petition below. He says he’s not “alone” in wanting Funkmaster Flex gone and glad others want him to step down as well.
There has always been word that DJ Funk Funkmaster Flex was not someone who was willing to give up his position at Hot 97 for his slot. Despite constant critiques from everywhere for the old man to step down, and give the younger people a shot he decided to stay where he was. Last year Dame Dash was at the forefront of the movement saying that Funk Flex really needs to just leave. Well, today was the last straw. This fraud of a DJ decided to lie to everyone for ratings and downloads of the Hot 97 app that Meek Mill would be on tonight to release a diss track to Drake to no avail. No one has given Hot 97 two hours of listening time since Biggie was alive, and it’s a crime to have taken that from us. The people have spoken and it is time for Funk Flex to step down.
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