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There’s a war of words brewing between Fivio Foreign and 6ix9ine, and as is the case with most rivalries involving the “TROLLZ” rapper, things are only heating up.

Earlier this week, it was reported Fivio’s debut album B.I.B.L.E., which dropped on Friday (April 8), is projected to move 29,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. While that figure is set to earn the Brooklyn drill star his first top 10 placement on the Billboard 200, 6ix9ine is less than impressed with the numbers.

6ix9ine Challenges Fivio Foreign's 'King Of New York' Claim While Bringing Up Tdott Woo's Death

After catching wind of Fivio’s sales projections on DJ Akademiks‘ Instagram page, the controversial rap figure — who himself has sold 55K, 66K and 53K first-week copies across his first three projects — jumped into the comments section on Wednesday (April 13) to ridicule his fellow New Yorker.

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“This y’all king?” he wrote. “Not blackballed, all those features, the whole industry promoted that [crying face emojis] and now you Kanye and nicki sidekick even they even tried to help you promote [crying face emojis].”

Fivio Foreign and 6ix9ine’s spat started last week, stemming from competition over the coveted “King of New York” throne.

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After 6ix9ine declared “the King of New York is coming back” while announcing his return to music, Fivio — who declared himself the heir to the late Pop Smoke‘s throne on “City of Gods” — challenged his claim via a subliminal tweet.

“5 Billboards in Times Square, Top 5 songs in NY on Apple at once, & articles in both Daily News & NY Times,” he tweeted. “Don’t ever let that n-gga say he the King Of this city.”

6ix9ine once again used DJ Akademiks’ Instagram comments section as a battleground, responding to Fivio Foreign’s tweet by bringing up the recent murder of his close friend and affiliate Tdott Woo, who was fatally shot in Canarsie, Brooklyn in February.

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“Didn’t his best friend just get shot in his head a month ago?” 6ix9ine wrote. “He worried about billboards in Times Square….”

Fivio Foreign and 6ix9ine are far from the first rappers to jostle for the “King of New York” throne. In the wake of The Notorious B.I.G.’s tragic death in 1997, JAY-Z and Nas famously battled it out over the title belt, while 50 Cent‘s unstoppable ascension in the early 2000s sparked competition with Ja Rule, Fat Joe and Cam’ron.