News: UPDATE: Bangladesh Denies Dissing Swizz Beatz, "This Isn't Real Bro"
Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 11:30AM
Producer Bangladesh has cleared the air on recent controversial remarks directed at Swizz Beatz and claims despite the hype, he never intentionally took shots at him.
According to Bang, his remarks were edited and geared toward being anti-Swizzy.
"@dflowonline swizzy wasn't relevant in my interview my G. The lady who wrote that is trying to make a name for herself.," he tweeted August 7th.
"@757sins that interview wasn't even about swizzy, she asked a question about swizz and it wasn't relevant in my interview."
"@757sins they edit sh*t how they want to."
"@THEREALSWIZZZ this isn't real bro interview wasn't even about u. They slick reversed the focus. Inspiration is who you are so ur relevant."
"@ItsKeem he's a big inspiration. That not what interviewed about. That's what they edited." (Bangladesh's Twitter)
Yesterday, Swizzy publicly responded and downplayed Bang's comments.
"Y'all going to start this relevant sh*t?" said Swizz. "Don't let this clown pump you up with this relevant. We at this video shoot right now. Right? [laughs] But you know anyway man, it's all positive energy from me. I can't, I can't get in that zone. I'm just happy to be here. Been doing this since 1998, 300-something million records sold. Domestically." (This Is 50)
This week, the producer made headlines after publicly questioning Swizzy's relevance.
"I don't think Swizz is relevant," Bangladesh told XXL. "I'm keeping it 100." Fans can easily argue that Swizz is as relevant as ever--from producing "Summer On Smash" for Nas and later appearing at the 2012 ESPN ESPYS with God's Son to making a cameo in Rick Ross's New Orleans-shot "Hold Me Back" video to producing "Throw It Away" off Slaughterhouse's upcoming LP, Welcome to: Our House. Yet, Bangladesh doesn't feel it. "I think there's a difference between relevance and musical relevance," he says. "You married a lady that's poppin' [Alicia Keys], you know it'll give you a lot of relevance, but you gotta make hits. Ain't no hits. Are you relevant for the craft you're doing or the life you live as far as the decisions you make?" (XXL Mag)
The "6 Foot, 7 Foot" hitmaker also went on to give props to the younger producers.
"The relevance is in being youthful," the outspoken producer added. "Still being in-the-know. I have a 15 year old son so they think we're brothers and I put him on to stuff. You know, I'm 34 but people tell me I look 23. He still look to me for information. Usually it's the opposite; usually the parents are lame or too old to understand or whatever. Just the way I feel, I got so much more time." (XXL Mag)
Check out Swizz Beatz's response below: