Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco is letting the world know things are still tense between him and producer Pete Rock, admitting the hip-hop veteran stepped out of line going at him publicly this week.
Fiasco made sure to let fans know on “Sway in the Morning” earlier today that things have not simmered down, despite Rock claiming they are on good terms.
“We wasn’t on the phone like, ‘Oh, I love you, Pete.’ At the end of the day, I was hot. My crew was hot, the people who put it together was hot, my record company was hot … [The truce tweet?] He wasn’t supposed to say that. He was supposed to say the same sh– he said on the phone, ‘Yo man it was my bad, that was wack, it was f—ed up for me to say that, it was disrespectful, I was 100 percent in the wrong, I apologize.’ That’s what he was supposed to say.” (“Sway in the Morning”)
After revealing he got his “Around My Way” sample from a 1967 jazz record called “Today,” much like Rock did in the 1990’s for “T.R.O.Y.,” Fiasco then questioned the producer’s true issues with him.
“You let all these other dudes rap on it, but you sh– on me? It’s like damn, it’s me, kid,” Fiasco added, “I don’t know how to respect that. Part of me comes from the streets, straight from the streets and part of me don’t know how to respect that.” (“Sway in the Morning”)
Yesterday, Rock said he hashed things out with Fiasco following the week-long feud.
“I just got off da phone lupe, we worked out our differences and we bout to get it in. Gonna be epic and we gonna give Troy and hev the,” he tweeted May 23rd.
“Proper respect they deserve and make history with lupe.” (Pete Rock’s Twitter)
Before the phone conversation, Fiasco addressed Rock’s accusations.
“That was a little unexpected, seeing as we already reached out to him to get his blessing and all that. We went and did it,” Fiasco said in an interview. “Especially because of what it means to him and what it represents to him and how deep, how personal the record is for him. At the same time, too, with Heavy D passing and all that stuff, we tried to be as sensitive as possible with it and make sure that we represent it correctly. But there are so many remakes of ‘T.R.O.Y.’ out there. That’s what was surprising.” (“The Morning Riot”)
A few days ago, Pete went on a Twitter tirade over Fiasco’s new “Freedom Ain’t Free” track.
“Who ever Re-created that didn’t do a good job @ all. #nohate,” he tweeted May 21st.
“This business can be so lame, sometimes I make beats blindfolded with one hand tied behind my back and still these cats can’t be original to”
“So untalented and unoriginal. Makes me feel like I’m truly the best that ever did it. Yo hev and t-Roy I love and miss da shit outta y’all” (Pete Rock’s Twitter)
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