New York City, NY – Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97 hit back at Funkmaster Flex during Tuesday’s (April 3) episode of Ebro in the Morning. It comes after Flex turned to Twitter on Monday (April 2) to accuse Travis Scott of jacking A$AP Rocky’s swag.
Rosenberg — a long-time colleague of Flex at the New York radio station — took issue with the Bronx DJ for attempting to cause a divide between Rocky and Scott for no apparent reason.
“The reason it bothered me, Ebro, is [that] Flex — just to get conversation going on his Instagram — is basically trying to create a divide between two awesome, important, great artists,” he said. “I just didn’t understand the point of it.”
Ebro Darden subsequently interjected to offer a different viewpoint.
“I’m not really as upset as you are,” he said. “I mean, it’s kind of like barbershop talk. I think what Flex ends up doing is having conversations that he has behind the scenes, and he just jumps on social media with it and it starts going. Now, is he doing it for clout and likes? Absolutely. Is he trolling so that people talk about it like we’re doing right now? Absolutely. Does Flex really sit around in his private time when he’s working on cars thinking about Travis Scott and A$AP Rocky? Absolutely not.”
Rosenberg later questioned whether Flex openly causing such controversy makes it acceptable.
“So you’re saying Flex doesn’t really care about it on his home time? Like it’s not actually that personal to him, but in order to get a good conversation on his Instagram, he’s willing to start making problems in real life with important artists in the culture to make his ‘Gram hot? Am I supposed to think that’s good?”
Rosenberg concluded by questioning Flex’s intentions.
“Recently, in an attempt to stay hot in conversation, Flex does a lot of troll-y things that I don’t necessarily think are actually good for Hip Hop; they’re just good for Flex. And I love Flex. He’s the reason I’m in the game at all. I idolize him and I think he’s a great person. However, sometimes the way he prioritizes staying hot, and being in the ‘Gram and being in the conversation, when really none of this is the music that’s in Flex’s heart — Flex hasn’t truly loved new music since probably 2000.”