Midwest rapper Danny Brown recently stepped forward to clear the air on comments he made about fellow Detroit native Big Sean and why it’s better to have left Motown than boast about their city.
Despite having chopped it up and putting their issues to the side, Brown clarified what his recent issues with B.I. were.
“My point with Big Sean is that every time you hear him in an interview and every time he do anything, he’s like “Cause I’m from Detroit! I’m from Detroit!” There’s ho-a** n****s from Detroit and there’s gangstas in Detroit. Just being from a place doesn’t dictate, doesn’t mean anything. My whole point is about inspiring people to do things to get out of Detroit. Somebody like him hasn’t been in Detroit forever, in years. He repping it like it’s a cool place to be.” (Rolling Stone)
Back in August, 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 Brown 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)
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)