On Thursday (May 22), Aks tweeted he was sick of the hypocrisy of Gibbs and other rappers tagging “bloggers” like himself but never mentioning each other publicly.
“Freddie Gibbs hilarious.. quick asf to say something bout me and @ me on instagram.. but when he tryna throw shots at Gunna and TI he speaking in hieroglyphic codes,” he wrote. “Im sick of u rappers who @ bloggers but speak in codes bout other rappers. SMH. and yall are gangsters 2. smh.”
Freddie Gibbs hilarious.. quick asf to say something bout me and @ me on instagram.. but when he tryna throw shots at Gunna and TI he speaking in hieroglyphic codes..
Im sick of u rappers who @ bloggers but speak in codes bout other rappers. SMH.
and yall are gangsters 2. smh.
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) May 21, 2020
Akademik’s tweet came in response to a series of Gibbs’ Instagram Stories in which he labeled Aks “a bitch” and defended his opinion appearing on the show Crimestoppers was “snitch shit.”
“Akademiks, you a bitch – let’s get that out the way first,” Gibbs said. “Secondly, yeah I do feel that way; if a nigga go on a crimestopper show or any kinda show, to me that’s some snitch shit, to me, personally. Thirdly, nigga, I ain’t saying no nigga’s names or calling no niggas out, or none of that shit. That’s y’all saying these niggas’ names. Y’all calling out the motherfuckin’ crimestoppers nigga.”
He continued, “This ain’t no pick on Akademiks shit, nigga. That nigga ain’t gon’ bust a grape in a fruit fight. But y’know what I’m sayin’, like, when nigga getting on a motherfuckin’ goddamn show talkin’ bout, ‘these is ignorant statements’ – nah nigga, this a motherfuckin’ real statement, man. Y’all motherfuckers is promoting this snitch culture to these kids and shit, nigga. Promote these niggas to stay the fuck out the streets and they won’t have to snitch.”
Akademiks had originally criticized Gibbs on the latest episode of Everday Struggle. He was asked what he thought about Gunna being labeled a snitch after a video from last year resurfaced of him appearing on an episode of Crimestoppers – a show where citizens report crimes anonymously without dealing with authorities.
Aks said since Tekashi 6ix9ine’s release from prison, there’s more public attention on snitching, so the term needs to be clarified. He then referenced Gibbs’ recent tweet, saying people like him “complicate shit.”