Los Angeles, CA – Historically, R&B music has never been as competitive as Hip Hop, even when there are two opposing singers who don’t like one another.

Eric Bellinger tells HipHopDX he thought he had a friend in Tory Lanez, his fellow new school crooner, but a particular record (and a few interviews) leading up to the release of Memories Don’t Die allowed him to believe otherwise.

R&B niggas with Sisqó haircuts, wildin' and stylin'<br> They dissin', guess they just tryna go viral, I feel 'em<br> This your favorite song, this gon' be your favorite song<br> 'Cept when I say it, it's really the people's favorite song<br> You did a vid dissin' to flex the i8<br> I could've flexed a 'Rari or Wraith, but nigga, I ain't
― Tory Lanez – Hate To Say

Today (March 26), Bellinger officially made things official with the release of his Tory Lanez diss titled “Yikes” — where he takes the instrumental from “Hate to Say,” the MDD track he feels he was slandered on first.

“He just kept doing interviews,” Lanez tells DX over the phone merely seconds after being reached for comment.

“I’m not a fan of confrontation. I’m not sure what to expect I’m not trying to be in the streets and we brawling all over Instagram. But as hard as Tekashi 6ix9ine is out here going out niggas, I was just like ‘fuck it!’ I gotta do this song. If we wanna say something, cool. And I’m gonna come right back on his ass!”

“Your only talent is mimicking anyone that’s talented/Released a couple singles to your fans, you was red hot/Surely had a change of heart the day after ya album dropped/Stole a vibe from Trey Song/Took a flow a from K. Dot/Kinda sound like Fetty Wap/Damnit Tory, when will it stop?”

Despite being ready for all the smoke, Bellinger says the beef isn’t going to define his music going forward this year, however.

“I have the new album, Eazy Call, dropping on April 6 where you’ll hear all original music,” he continued. “I have Tink, Mila J, Wale and more on the album. It’s going to be an experience.”