Funk Flex, Conway The Machine and Pete Rock have been embroiled in an online squabble since Monday (July 11) when the Griselda MC called out the Hot 97 radio DJ for allegedly “gatekeeping.” Obviously, Funk Flex took it personally and decided to address the entire situation on-air Thursday night (July 14).
“Do not sleep on the old guys like me,” he said to Conway. “I know how to work that internet, that social media. You’re never going to get me, bro. But I appreciate you cleaning yourself up after I gave you that nice little spanking [laughs]. We’re in a better place. I’m sorry you got Pete Rock as a snitch, but don’t worry, we’ll talk about that shortly.”
Conway quickly took note of Funk Flex’s comment and uploaded a video to his Instagram Stories with the caption, “Ok my n-gga! I heard the show, it’s my turn now. I’ll deal wit you in a few. Stay tuned.”
Conway The Machine appeared to strike a nerve when he took his thoughts to Instagram Live, saying, “New York, in my opinion, man you gotta get them old n-ggas up out the way like Flex and them n-ggas man. You know what I mean?
“Them gatekeepers that you got up there man that’s trying to dictate like who, you know what I’m saying? Like c’mon bruh. Good thing I don’t need y’all n-ggas cause if I needed y’all n-ggas y’all n-ggas would be fake stifling my groove.”
Funk Flex was ready with his all caps rebuttal, writing via Instagram, “@whoisconway hahahaha!” he started. “Soooo? Let’s begin! Your managed by ROCNATION (JAY-Z), Signed to SHADY RECORDS (EMINEM), Distributed by INTERSCOPE RECORDS? (MAJOR LABEL). YOU AND YOUR TEAM HAVE HAD A FEATURE FROM JAYZ, EMINEM, LIL WAYNE, JCOLE, JADAKISS, TRAVIS SCOTT, FRENCH MONTANA AND MORE???
“WASN’T U ON KANYE/DONDA ALBUM? IM GONNA GIVE YOU THE ADVICE PAUL ROSENBERG SHOULD OF GAVE U! YOU’RE A 40 PLUS ‘BARS RAPPER’ SORRY LYRICIST THAT HAS HAD EVERY RESOURCE POSSIBLE!”
He added, “IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR ‘CAREER’ AS OF TODAY? WITH ALL THEM CO-SIGNS? I THINK U HAVE PEAKED MY GUY? WHAT U THINK (YOUR ONLY GONNA TAKE THIS AS DISRESPECT BECAUSE TRUTH MIGHT BE A BIT MUCH FOR YOU?
“SIGNED GRANDPA/WHEELCHAIR BANDIT/WARM MILK GENERAL. I MIGHT NEED A PODCAST? WHAT YALL THINK???”
As for Pete Rock, Funk Flex went in on him on Thursday night as well. He also said he’d give Conway The Machine a beat and one week to work on it, then he said he’d play it on Hot 97.