News: Will.i.am Finally Responds To Snoop Dogg's Tight Pants "Kush" Diss
Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 5:39PM
Black Eyed Peas' frontman Will.i.am has finally offered his response to West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg taking a jab at him on Dr. Dre's "Kush" single.
Offering his take on Snoop's tight pants reference, Will jokingly downplayed the diss.
"[Grows animated.] When Snoop said 'Tighter than the pants on will.i.am,' he was talking about how my flow is tight, how my style's tight," he explained in an interview. "My budget's not tight, though; everything's tight but the budget. [Laughs.] I looked at it as 'That's dope.'" (LA Weekly)
Snoop's "Kush" verse opens with him taking a direct shot at the singer.
"Still I am, tighter than the pants on Will.I.Am/Backthrow, back still, I have a pound in my backpack/Next to where the swishas at, smoking presidential" ("Kush")
In July, Will revealed Black Eyed Peas' decision to take a temporary break from the music.
"The @Bep will take a break after the beginning...just like we did from monkey business to the e.n.d...but it doesn't mean we stop creating," Will tweeted July 6th. (Will.i.am's Twitter)
Last summer, Will discussed his position in hip-hop and promised to keep winning.
"If there's anyone that's the personification of hip-hop, I'm probably the most hip-hop n*gga out of all these hip-hop n*ggas. But hip-hop editorial and blogs and even some of the hip-hop fans don't see it that way, which is cool," he said in an interview. "I'm going to win. I'm going to win and win bigger than all these n*ggas are winning...Hip-Hop is limiting itself and that also goes for editorially. Magazines and websites are the gatekeepers of what people think hip-hop is, but they actually end up limiting what hip-hop can be...If Nas calls me for another track, I can do that. But at the same time, if Usher calls me I can do [an 'OMG'] as well. Songs like 'OMG' are international hits, not just hits on American urban radio. I'm talking about the f*cking world!" (VIBE)
Check out the "Kush" music video below: