Twitter has launched an all-out virtual war against DJ Vlad and promptly wants him canceled. The VladTV host made some misleading comments about Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan last month that didn’t sit right with Royce Da 5’9. Consequently, the Bad Meets Evil MC took the time to make sure Vlad knew how he felt.
In a more recent Instagram video, Royce explained he still wanted an apology from Vlad, but Vlad said he would only publicly apologize to Farrakhan if he was able to sit down with him and tell him directly to his face.
“I did a video telling him that I want him to apologize, but I simply stated if you don’t apologize then you can’t have a relationship with me,” Royce explained. “I don’t feel like it’s that big a deal. I feel like it’s Vlad disrespecting the culture. I don’t feel like it’s that big of a deal because he’s been disrespecting the culture. Now, you’re taking personal shots at Dame Dash, one of our heroes, and making him out to be a bad father. And this is only appropriate in this business because we allow it.”
He added in the caption, “Wait…. What did I just watch? Vlad really might need to be humbled… The Minister? In person? Ya’ll didn’t laugh at that? Brave man in a complicit business.”
Royce then explained he called Vlad shortly after he demanded the initial apology and said they “communicated like two intelligent individuals.” He added he didn’t expect Vlad to understand why Farrakhan is important to so many Black people, but he insisted he be respected. He also scoffed at the notion Farrakhan would ever sit down with Vlad for an interview.
“Not only are you not getting an interview with the minister, you would never sit in the same room as the minister,” he said. “Who the fuck do you think you are, man? Why are y’all talking about this like this is even realistic? That’s a joke. That’s a farce. That shit will never happen. This has nothing to do with Minister Farrakhan. We don’t need you to like Farrakhan brother.
“You have to respect the culture, and I was just giving you the opportunity to do so while there’s no repercussions to you not apologizing. That’s when you show if you really have respect for the culture. That’s when you show, ‘Oh, I’m a guest in the house of Hip Hop and I’m a proud guest in the house of Hip Hop.’ That’s where you show it. You chose not to. You chose to use that as a moment to flex your muscle. But you’re not strong.”
The Motor City rapper then reminded Vlad Rick Ross allegedly ordered his entourage to once beat his ass, saying, “You know who you’re never going to disrespect again DJ Vlad? Rick Ross. Because he spoke to you in a language that you understand. You heard loud and clear.” But Royce said he wouldn’t “relapse as a man and resort to easy, easy acts of violence.”
In 2008, Vlad sued Ross to the tune of $4 million for allegedly launching a “brutal attack” on him at the Ozone Awards in Houston. He suffered a cut that required seven stitches below one of his eyes, three facial fractures, a corneal abrasion and possible permanent nerve damage. Two years later, a judge awarded Vlad $300,000.
On Tuesday (September 22), Vlad mentions blew up on Twitter shortly after Lord Jamar (one of Vlad’s most consistent guests) and comedian Godfrey decided to join Royce “in solidarity” and discontinue their support of Vlad.
Check out some of the reactions below.
"You know who you're never gonna disrespect again DJ Vlad? Rick Ross, because he spoke to you in a language that you understand" 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/4buSTmm21T
— Buck Foris is back 🇯🇲 (@SlackOnBothSydz) September 21, 2020
Y’all think the culture really gon’ cancel DJ Vlad?
— itsCROOK (@CrookedIntriago) September 22, 2020
DJ Vlad getting canceled by his own peers is a plot twist I didn’t see coming
— archpisces (@MarqBeez) September 22, 2020
Dear black celebrities, STOP BEEN COOL WITH DJVLAD. HE IS PART OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA.
— 👑 Darius Norals 🎮 (@DariusDarecrow) September 22, 2020
Fukkk @djvlad we are the culture
— F.L.A (@FLA_AMAZIN) September 22, 2020
— Deondré (@D_Dolla323) September 22, 2020
I need all the rappers to stop going on @djvlad or I'm not cooling ya shit,an my homies not cooling ya shit,an the homegirls ain't copping ya shit,go fuck with @SaycheeseDGTL or another black blogger,or we not fucking with you niggas
— Kingdavid1820 (@kingdavid1820) September 22, 2020
— Parlay God (@BillsonmeBleu) September 22, 2020
#djvlad can't bring the community perpetuating beef and causing issues , but back peddle and pump fake when you get called out on it. And I don't care about "well they don't need to go on there". Nah fuck that, should have NEVER had a platform in our culture in the first place.
— Uncle Iroh (@CodyTheGreat__) September 22, 2020
— Uncle Iroh (@CodyTheGreat__) September 22, 2020
Apologise to the minister pic.twitter.com/NOpRWhK0bt
— KMTGVNG (@KMTGVNG) September 22, 2020
Boycott @djvlad he's not 4 the culture just his pockets like all the rest of the privileged
— PhilMe33 (@Me33Phil) September 22, 2020
— MADELAW™ (@MLMGpromotion) September 22, 2020
@djvlad is HELLA disrespectful to a strong, black male leader, who has been fighting, loving, empowering, and uplifting black people for longer than I have been on this earth. That man is named the Honorable, Louis Farrakhan. #djvlad #vladtv #louisfarrakhan #blackfirst #B1
— James Mario Bowen (@jmariobowen) September 22, 2020
— Luther BIGHANDROSS (@bighandno) September 22, 2020
— Rambo Carter (@ramboMIA305) September 22, 2020
I’m with lord Jamar and Godfrey I will not watch any vladtv until you apologize to the minister!
— Bryant Williams (@Bw_da_realist) September 21, 2020
Vlad has done nothing but take from the culture. His time should be up. Stay on code people cancle Vlad
— Basil (@Basil93149856) September 22, 2020