News: Danny Brown Addresses Big Sean Detroit Beef: "Who Don't Come To The Hood On The Holidays?" [Video]
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 9:03AM
Detroit rapper Danny Brown has stepped forward to clear the air on recent comments he made about Big Sean not putting on for their city and explained the short-lived dispute.
Danny downplayed the rift implications and said his initial comments were more about Sean making more radio-friendly tracks instead of Detroit-rooted tunes.
"Yeah, he took it the wrong way," Danny explained in an interview. "You know how it go, you know how n*ggas be. At the end of the day, when you read the interview and the question that came up, it was more so about music in the interview. I don't look at him like a guy that makes Detroit music, he's a guy on the radio. But he took it light a slash to his credibility in the hood but if you look at what I said, I wouldn't be in the hood either. Sh*t, n*ggas is starving. And then he got to talking about giving out turkeys and all this sh*t, man, who don't come to the hood on the holidays? Everybody come to the hood on the holidays. So sh*t, that don't mean sh*t. He's cool though, we don't have no problems because we could never be nothing like, you know. That's like, come on man, media stuff." (Shade 45)
Recently, Sean said after finding out about Danny questioning his loyalty to Motown, he immediately took charge.
"I called Danny Brown as soon as I heard that," Sean revealed in an interview. "It's not like everybody in Detroit know each other but I was like, 'Man, whatchu talking?' My dad grew up in Linwood, I was at his house. My mom grew up on North Vine, 6 Mile -- I spent my whole godd*mn life in Detroit. I went to school downtown at the best school in the city and I'm somebody trying to be positive. That's what's wrong with Detroit n*ggas. They can't stick together and then he was like, 'Yeah man, you're right -- I'm just saying, it took this for you to hit me up.' I'm like, 'Man, come on.' But no, we talked, we worked it out. I got respect for him, whatever, whatever. He may talk about stuff he don't know but like I said, I did pay for Thanksgiving dinners for people in the city, I did start a foundation, I did provide Christmases for families that couldn't afford and I'm very active in the city and I'm giving back." (Power 106 FM)
Despite some public exchanges, Sean recently said he reached out and managed to make peace with Danny.
"@captain_xo me n @XDannyXBrownX talked like men and got it all squared away. The city needs to stick together!! We both agreed #Detroit," Sean tweeted August 10. (Big Sean's Twitter)
Prior to Sean's comments and a retweet from Danny, the G.O.O.D Music star lashed out during a public interview.
During a recent interview with Hip Hop Nation, Big Sean commented on an anonymous artists' critique of his credibility in his hometown of Detroit. "F*ck whoever talking about Big Sean and don't know nothing about Detroit or the streets of Detroit," Sean said. "I be in there. Matter of fact, not only do I be there and be in the hood, I be helping the hood and giving back to the hood. I'm the only one out of ya'll rappers or even new rappers who was paying for Thanksgiving dinners last year, buying Christmas gifts. So if you ever talking sh*t about me like I ain't be up in the hood, n*gga you crazy." (Complex)
Earlier this month, Danny did not hesitate to mention Sean when talking about Motor City-based artists not showing enough support.
"You listen to how I talk about Detroit, and you listen to how a rapper like Big Sean talk about Detroit, and it's like we're talking about two different cities. He went to the best high school in the city, you know, he probably was real spoiled or sheltered, so it's like two different worlds. He can look at it and talk about guap, and we don't have any....A lot of people in Detroit don't consider him that either. They say he from L.A. now. He ain't been to the hood in years, and I wouldn't either if I was him, to be honest. It's not a bad thing. I'm in the hood every day now, so I see the faces, I see the desperation." (The FADER)
Sean previously talked to SOHH about putting on and being influenced by Detroit rappers.
"H*ll yeah, I represent Detroit in everything I do," Sean told SOHH when asked if he is ready to carry the torch for his city. "That's my city, they show me love. Detroit is a city where you have to earn your love. I earned their love and they show me love back. Everything I do is for my city. Detroit has the most soul in the world and I feel like it's my shot to show it to the whole world and show a different perspective than Eminem shows. But shout-out to Em, shout-out to Kid Rock and Royce Da 5'9, Trick Trick, Slum Village, Street Lord. ... H*ll yeah I was influenced by Detroit rappers. I feel like you can hear the lyricism from Eminem, Royce Da 5'9 in my music. I try to keep some soul in my music as well. You can hear the J. Dilla, Slum Village. I feel like every Detroit artist you can hear a little bit of them in me." (SOHH)
Check out Danny Brown's interview: