New York radio veteran Funkmaster Flex has come forward to speak out in light of disses shot his way courtesy of G.O.O.D. Music affiliate 2 Chainz over recent comments he made. #WhatsBeef
Instead of lashing back, Flex said he understood Deuce’s frustrations.
“I thought it was cool. I get it,” Funkmaster Flex said. “You know what I mean? I think when people freestyle to me on my show that’s already top tier. So, if you’re asking [for] the worst freestyle in comparison to the greats that was the one for me. You know, maybe if he came a second, third time he’ll give a great freestyle. It was just that day. But I love him. You know what I mean? Artists get into a funny place sometime, but I love him.” (Hot 97)
Footage of Chainz taking a couple jabs at Flex for calling him one of his worst on-air freestyle performers surfaced last week.
“I don’t give a f-k what Funkmaster Flex gotta say about this n*gga from Atlanta,” Tit said during a concert on Wednesday night. Coincidentally (or, more likely, not), the Def Jam rapper’s response came at the birthday show for DJ Prostyle ? who works at Power 105.1, an NYC rival of Flex’s Hot 97. “I ain’t use no motherf-kin’ help,” he boasted while on stage at the Best Buy Theater. “I ain’t come to no n–a for no favors. I got up here on my own. F-k you and what you think about me, n–a.” (MTV)
A few weeks ago, Flex said he likely caught Deuce on a bad day when he asked for an on-the-spot freestyle.
“The freestyle that wasn’t very good on my show, it had to be 2 Chainz. Honestly, I think I caught him off guard. I think he didn’t expect me to ask him to do it,” Flex said in an interview. “I’ve heard him on shows freestyling before so I knew he could handle it. But I think that day, he couldn’t handle it.” (ESPN)
Recently, Young Money’s Drake jumped onto his Instagram page with a photo and caption of Funk Flex following his Raptors losing to the Brooklyn Nets in Game 6 of the NBA first round playoffs.
“This guy on the radio so excited about the win. I hear you talking…,” Drake captioned May 2. (Drake’s Instagram)
Check out Funkmaster Flex’s interview: