Brooklyn rapper Maino is not backing down from threats he shot at Trinidad James earlier in the week over dicey remarks he made about his hometown’s rap scene and killed comparisons to Kendrick Lamar declaring himself the “King of New York.”
Despite James and Lamar sparking backlash for their New York-based comments, Maino pointed out how K. Dot received a pass for doing it lyrically on Big Sean‘s “Control” track.
“You [Trinidad Jame$] was on that stage and you was having a moment.” says Maino in a phone conversation with XXL. “Whether you was high or drunk or whatever your moment was, that’s not how that came across. That came across as being aggressive, abrasive and disrespectful. You can’t go to no other city and do that.” Maino makes it clear that Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse and Trinidad Jame$ comments are not the same situation and it frustrates him that New Yorkers can’t differentiate that “What hurts me is New Yorkers, they don’t understand” he says. “‘Kendrick said something. Kendrick was rapping man, and they’re was a million responses that came right after. That was some rap sh*t. You don’t see the difference?” (XXL Mag)
Instead of some simple threats, Maino went at James’ now-infamous teeth and even posted a photo of them to his Instagram page a few days ago.
“Kendrick RAPPED his position on HIMSELF lyrically. That’s rap. James held a lecture on the state of affairs in NY?? Who the F*ck are you!!,” Maino tweeted November 13.
“Lmao dude on social media saying I “wanna shoot” him hahahaa nah man I just wanted to tie him to a Dentist’s chair.”
“B4 its all over a NY nigga gon come defend him. Just watch!”
“Wut the f*ck is this? How the f*ck can he even speak wit furniture like this? Lol we don’t wanna beat him up we wanna send him to the Orthodontist lmao daaamn n*gga!!!lmao” (Maino’s Instagram)
Prior to his most recent comments, the BK rapper addressed James with some dicey tweets this week.
“S/O to all the NY n*ggas who let this Rotten Teeth n*gga @TrinidadJamesGG disrespect us lastnite! #whathappened,” Maino tweeted.
“Somebody wake @TAXSTONE up tell’em this nasty mouth n*gga @TrinidadJamesGG is on the menu. #whathappened”
“after we clean this guy @trinidadjamesGG up I’m straighten a few of u NY n*ggas out for being the V*ginas that u R!”
“Heyy buddy @trinidadjamesGG I’ll be ur Huckleberry! Lol imma brush those teeth when I see u baby boy. U a street n*gga rite? Lmao” (Maino’s Twitter)
Trinidad made sure to jump onto his Twitter page and respond.
“@mainohustlehard you a real nigga Bruh. You don’t have to say that on twitter. You better than that. u can hit my line my n*gga. That’s 100″ (Trinidad James’ Twitter)
During his appearance at Converse Rubber Tracks Tuesday night (November 12), Trinidad spoke on Atlanta taking over the Big Apple.
“I remember when New York ran this sh*t, dog. When Dipset was f*ckin’ turned the f*ck up. Oh my God. I gotta wear my bandana on tilt like Juelz. What the f*ck happened, dog? What happened? I remember when New York rap was the sh*t. And us in the South, us bammas, we was like ‘what the f*ck’ and we just did our own thing. But now we run y’all musically. That’s crazy. That’s crazy. That’s crazy, my n*gga. That’s crazy. I’m not trying to start nothing, but if you want to do something we can do something cause I don’t give a f*ck. I looked up to New York music. And now every n*gga that’s really poppin’ out of New York, you might as well tell they from Atlanta. ‘He from Atlanta. He from Atlanta. He from Atlanta.’ I’m just putting it out there. Y’all got more bloggers–y’all got n*ggas interviewing more popular than n*ggas that’s rapping.” (Woogie 2 Woogie)