Pop crooner Bruno Mars has finally offered up a response to Odd Future’s Tyler the Creator after being publicly dissed on the rapper’s “Yonkers” record earlier this year.
Acknowledging the record, Mars said Tyler represents only one of many critics aiming for his head.
In his breakout song “Yonkers,” Tyler, the Creator, the madcap 20-year-old leader of Los Angeles rap collective Odd Future, threatens to “stab Bruno Mars in his g*ddamn esophagus.” Well, take a number, Tyler: In an exclusive interview with SPIN, the Hawaiian pop crooner responded to the dis for the first time ever: “[Tyler] has to wait in line if he wants to stab me,” he said. “[Tyler’s] definitely not the first guy that’s said something like that to me and he’s not going to be the last.” (SPIN)
In addition to Mars, Tyler also takes shots at rapper B.o.B. on his “Yonkers” record.
“What you think of Hayley Williams?/ F— her, Wolf Haley robbing ‘em,” Tyler raps on the song. “I’ll crash that f—ing airplane that that f—-t n—a B.o.B is in/ And stab Bruno Mars in his godd*mn esophagus.” (“Yonkers”)
B.o.B. later defended his image and fired back at Tyler with “No Future.”
Not everyone is an Odd Future fan. Rapper B.o.B. released a diss track Friday morning (Mar. 25) taking aim at the Los Angelesrap collective, on which the Atlanta rapper seethes, “Keep f**kin’ with me you ain’t gon have no future.” “You see the sh*t I gotta deal with from these beginners?” B.o.B. asks on the beginning of “No Future.” He closes out the track with, “Body blow, upper cut, I do more than bruise ya/Keep f*ckin with me you ain’t gon have no future.” (Billboard)
He later came forward and denied the track was the start of a full fledged rap beef.
“I feel like some people perceived it as a shot but I feel like people love to hate,” B.o.B. explained in an interview referring to Tyler the Creator’s jab. “When he said the line, my fans weren’t coming at me like, ‘B.o.B., he’s dissing you, he’s dissing you!’ Nobody was saying that. So I feel there’s some things people can take it. You can take it and just make whatever you want out of it. But I don’t harbor any negative emotions at all.” (The Source)
Check out Tyler the Creator’s “Yonkers” below: