Earlier today, Joey Bada$$’ unleashed a scathing 5 Fingers of Death freestyle loaded with vicious bars aimed directly at Troy Ave. This evening, Ave responded via Instagram. In short, he wasn’t impressed.
“A GUN IN YA (Drug Addict) FACE AND THATS ALL YOU CAN COME UP WITH,” Ave captioned. “backpack rapper I’m not gonna say ya $hit was garbage cause that would imply that I’m being malicious. So Ima tell u YOUR MUSIC IS NOT APPEALING OR A REFLECTION OF ANYTHING THAT REPRESENTS THE REAL NEW YORK CITY, the $treets don’t fuk wit u, maybe DUNBO, yea use a DUNBO, SOHO, 42nd Street Times Square Village People rapper.”
Things have been tense between Troy Ave and Joey Bada$$ since 2015 when Ave called Bada$$ a “fake independent” artist since he’s signed to indie outfit, Cinematic. Today, Ave released visuals for “Bada$$,” which mocked the 1999-emcee as “just an internet rapper.” The track also disparages fallen Pro Era artist, Capital Steez, who committed suicide in 2012. View Ave’s IG post and the “Bada$$” video below, as well as Joey Bada$$’ 5 Fingers Of Death Freestyle on Sway In The Morning.