G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean has finally broken his silence on being one of the targets from Ludacris‘ new “Bada Boom” record and why there are no real issues between them.
Stating that Luda did not directly address him, Sean considered where the Atlanta rapper’s problem may have stemmed from.
“So y’all sure it’s about me because I ain’t hear him say no name,” Sean said in an interview when asked for his reaction to Ludacris’ “Bada Boom” record. “Well nah, let me tell you something. If that’s the case, I don’t got no problems with Luda, I never did. You know what I’m saying? I think he’s referring to an interview I did over a year ago. Literally over a year ago. So I guess that’s what he’s referring to but in the interview I said he’s a legend…I respect people who is ahead of me. I respect OGs and the Gs in general. The only thing I said–[the interviewers] was telling me about the “Supa Dupa” flow. They call it the Supa Dupa flow because on Big Sean my second mixtape I had a flow on there where I was using one word to describe another word in a punchline form.” (KUBE 93)
Sean also addressed Luda saying the flow has been done for decades.
“A lot of people thought Drake made that up and this was new, and Drake was like, ‘I could trace that back to Big Sean actually on his mixtape. That’s where I first heard it. I think that’s where a lot of emcees got it from.’ That’s what Drake said. So people was telling me, ‘This is your flow.’ And I’m like, ‘Alright — I’m pretty sure it was done before [Luda] but I’m just saying where it came from now. We talkin’ about now — I’m not trying to debate and say, ‘I was the first to do this ever.’ I’m just saying that’s just where it was between us. So [some interviewers] asked me, ‘What’s a good example of [the Supa Dupa flow] and what’s a bad example of it?’ And I think I said [Luda’s] ‘balloons’ line. But I’m telling you this was over a year ago. I can’t believe this was something that’s been lingering this long — I don’t have no problems with Luda. I didn’t even know he cared that much, for a year, to be thinking about what I said in interviews — I think Luda is the best, I think he’s a legend.” (KUBE 93)
On “Bada Boom,” Luda makes references to the origin of Sean’s signature flow.
“I’m the truth in this booth and you n*ggas all h*es,” Luda raps. “Counterfeit rappers say I’m stealing they flows, but I can’t steal what you never made up b*tch/Y’all some duplicate rap cloning n*ggas/I manufacture you h*es put on your makeup b*tch. … Let me explain, nothing’s been new since Big Daddy Kane/Flows’ll get recycled, passed around to different names — Y’all get a couple hit records, make some noise and have the nerve to start shouting?/Who’s gassing ‘em?/ … May not like the way I used it, but you know you ain’t invent it, boy/Do your research before you make a claim so bogus that’s disrespecting pioneers in the game… ‘My Chick Bad’ went platinum, still winning motherf*cker!” (“Bada Boom”)
Luda has also reportedly been confronted about the record this week.
Although Luda doesn’t mention names, it is quite obvious he is addressing Drake and Big Sean. When asked about the song this morning on Shade 45’s “Sway In The Morning” radio program, Luda didn’t reveal who he was going at on the song, but did want all the listeners to know he was only defending himself. “I don’t start these things, I finish them,” Cris told Sway. Luda also addresses the controversy on “History Lesson,” another joint off his 1.21 Gigawatts: Back To the First Time mixtape. On the track, Cris plays snippets of songs from throughout the years, where MCs such as Notorious B.I.G., Method Man, Cam’ron and Q-Tip used the infamous “pause, stop” flow. (XXL Mag)
Check out Big Sean’s interview below: