Rod Wave has issued a response to Boosie Badazz after the latter threatened legal action against artists who have used his music without permission.
Wave prominently used the hook from Boosie’s “Long Journey” on his own song of the same name, and has now addressed the Baton Rouge rapper’s legal threat.
Taking to his Instagram Stories over the weekend, he wrote: “On my momma, Boosie big bra I fw ya tell me a real number Yeen even gotta do all dat tell me a number ima pull and bring it to you!!”
In a separate video posted to X, formerly known as Twitter, Wave added: “Man, you ain’t gotta sue no n-gga like me, man. I’ma pull up and make sure you straight.”
— RodWave (@rodwave) November 20, 2023
Boosie Badazz had hours earlier written on X: “HOW IS IT FOUL? ITS BUIZNESS N YOU KNOW THAT. YOU AINT GO DO THAT TO NO OTHER MAJOR LABEL WITHOUT COMPENSATING THEM WITH THEY SPLITS‼️ WHY DO IT TO A N-GGA YOU LOOKED UP TOO.
“U EXPECT ME TO LET U TAKE MY KIDS PUBLISHING GTFOH STOP PLAYING VICTIM MY N-GGA IS U GO SAMPLE NO LIMIT, BAD BOY, CASH MONEY, SO SO DEF, MICHEAL JACKSON, MARVIN GAYE [and] PRINCE WORD FOR WORD FOR FREE? NO.”
Boosie’s initial complaint came on Instagram Live this past weekend, where he implied that there were several artists he was looking to claim compensation from for either sampling or interpolating his music.
“Rod Wave ain’t the only one. Y’all better do y’all research. I done got paperwork on the way. Lot of people, it ain’t just Rod Wave,” he said.
“I love when they do that shit. They be giving my flowers. I be liking that shit when I hear it. It’s just, you gotta compensate me too. It’s a business.”
Boosie has since also called out Kodak Black for allegedly borrowing from his catalog without permission.
“DAM @kodakblack EVEN THO WE FELL OUT WE COULDA DID FAIR BUIZNESS #respectfully @theshaderoom @akademiks @vladtv,” he wrote on Instagram while sharing the video to Kodak’s new single “Eaze Your Mind,” which samples Boosie’s “Let Me Ease Ya Mind.”
The pair butted heads earlier this year after Boosie called out Kodak for appearing on a song with 6ix9ine, to which Yak replied by calling him a clown.