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At the beginning of January, Kodak Black made the conscious decision to invite Lil Wayne to catch a fade after he expressed his intent to obtain the “best rapper alive” title once and for all.

Nearly a month later, one of Wayne’s so-called allies is stepping up to the plate in his defense. Drake? Nicki Minaj? Mack Maine? Cortez Bryant? Nope.

It’s none other than … Hurricane Chris to the rescue.

Rap fans may remember the Louisiana rapper for breaking a decade ago around the same time as Soulja Boy with his Billboard Top 10 hit “A Bay Bay” and later scoring a regional hit with “Halle Berry (She’s Fine)” a couple of years later. Since then, most of his musical contributions largely fell under the radar, but there’s nothing like injecting yourself in an ongoing “beef” (no matter how one-sided) to get your name a buzzing.

“I’ma say this and I’ma say this one time,” Chris, 27, angrily said in his Snapchat feed. “I go by the name of Hurricane Chris and if you fuck with any of my people, you gotta deal with me. With that being said, Wayne, Weezy, Tunechi — whatever you want to call him — you gon fuck with him, you gon fuck with me. That’s how I’m coming, 51/50. Straight like that. You play with my people, and I’ma break your jaw. It’s going down just like that. And you know who I’m talking to!”

Elsewhere, he assured the younger Black he was “ready to chastise a pussy” and he was righteous with the hands.

During his similar-themed Instagram WWE video, Kodak had this to say to his Young Money competitor.

“Ay listen here, man. Tell Lil Wayne fight me, nahmsayin?” the “Lockjaw” rapper blurted. “We finna get in the ring, we finna fight, me and Lil Wayne. I’m finna knock that stupid ass nigga out. And if he whoop me, he the best rapper alive, ya heard me?”

Naturally, Chris is using the opportunity to let the world know he has a new project dropping this March, as his IG feed is full of videos where he’s mean-mugging the camera while previewing new music.

Watch him sell the beef (and a potential undercard slot in Chris Brown and Soulja Boy’s still fictional boxing match) in the video above.