Lil Pump may receive tons of hate on the internet, but according to the Miami rapper, he doesn’t get an ounce of it in real life.
During a conversation with Complex posted on Thursday (March 30), Pump addressed the constant negativity in his social media comments and explained why it doesn’t bother him.
“More people love me than hate me,” Pump began. “And I’ma say this right now: everybody who talks shit in my comments – every single body – I have never to this day seen one person walk up to me and say that shit to my face. Everything is on the internet. Nobody has ever walked up to my face and said nothing crazy. So this shit’s not even real. It’s fake to me.”
He continued: “I see thousands of comments, everybody talking shit. But you see me in person, the first thing everybody does, ‘Oh Pump, let me get a picture!’ Like, it’s all love. They don’t ever say crazy shit to my face. But it is what it is. I’m just making music to have fun. And if I piss you off, I piss you off. Oh well.”
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Among Lil Pump’s many detractors has been J. Cole, who took aim at Pump and his “SoundCloud rap” peers on his KOD album cut “1985 (Intro to ‘The Fall Off’)” in 2018. On the track, he dismissed them as novelty acts who ought to heed his advice.
“One day, them kids that’s listening gon’ grow up/ And get too old for that shit that made you blow up/ Now your show’s lookin’ light cause they don’t show up/ Which unfortunately means the money slow up,” he warns on the track.
His lyrical lecture ends with: “Just remember what I told you when your shit flop/ In five years you gon’ be on ‘Love & Hip-Hop,’ n-gga.”
The shot wasn’t unsolicited, though, as the song came after Lil Pump previewed a song called “Fuck J. Cole” on social media, with the phrase being chanted at some of his shows.
Shortly after, the pair met up at J. Cole’s Sheltuh recording studio in North Carolina for a lengthy and surprisingly candid conversation that was released on YouTube. Cole and Pump found middle ground while discussing the origin of their feud and the generational divide in Hip Hop.
Two years later, Cole seemingly addressed his beef with Lil Pump on “Lion King On Ice,” a song from his Lewis Street EP.
“N-gga dissed me, it was nonsense/ I sat ’em down like his father/ My n-gga asked, ‘Why you bother?’/ We shoulda caught him and mobbed him/ I said, ‘We gotta move smarter’/ Don’t wan’ be the reason for one more sad song,” he raps.
“I tried to warn n-ggas they wouldn’t last long/ I hope that you see how they came and they went/ They shots never hit but they made their attempts/ May have a good year like their name on a blimp/ But you know what it take to be poppin’ this long.”