Houston rapper Riff Raff has the Internet in an uproar after publicly calling out Hot 97, specifically program director Ebro, for allegedly cheating him out of a contest.
Raff relied on Twitter to unleash his frustrations toward the renowned radio station after losing in a battle of the beats with fellow musician Ashanti.
“YALL SAY WHOEVER WAS WiNNiNG AT 5pm ON FRiDAY WAS THE WiNNER @RosenBergRadio @OldManEbro MUTHAF*CKAS BE LYiNG & SHYT pic.twitter.com/kzjUqx0FwY,” Riff tweeted December 17.
“BUT THEN i SEE THiS BULLSHYT @OldManEbro WHATS WRONG U RACiST BROCOLi BEARD BASTARD U CANT PLAY BY YOUR OWN RULES pic.twitter.com/8TZhmIYEpB “
“F*CK iT LETS DO THiS SHYT AGAiN VOTE FOR MY OTHER WORLDWiDE HiT SiNGLE “iLLEST” WiTH FAR EAST MOVEMENT # 1 RANKED http://www.hot97.com/battleofthebeats/ … “
“”@oldmanebro: @JODYHiGHROLLER @Rosenbergradio 830P ….” 8:30pm WHAT ? i HAD 66% OF VOTES AT 5pm AND WAS STiLL GOiNG UP SHOW THE POLLS LiAR”
“YOU ARE A PiECE OF SHYT AND i WOULD NEVER DO ANOTHER iNTERViEW YOUR LYiNG FAT A** KEEP HiDiNG THEM JELLY ROLLS iN THEM SWEATERS @OldManEbro”
“ROSENBERG SHOULD RUN THE STATiON iM GUNNA START A VERSACE PETiTiON TO iMPEACH YO B*TCHAZZ @Hot97 @RosenbergRadio @OldManEbro @CiphaSounds”
“NAW WHAT U WERENT EXPECTiNG ME TO BLOW PAST COMPETiTiON AND WHEN i DiD U HAD TO HACK THE SYSTEM TO CHEAT U SNAGGLE TOOTH CYBORG @OldManEbro” (Riff Raff’s Twitter)
Never one to back down, Ebro used the opportunity to speak out and dismiss Riff’s claims.
“@JODYHiGHROLLER hahaha… Racist? Naw cuh ur not good at rap.. Ya beats is fire tho! Oh that’s my G @diplo & @DJmustard helpin u,” he tweeted December 17.
“”@hot941: @oldmanebro this is @JODYHiGHROLLER thoughts on your and @HOT97 and other randomness http://youtu.be/WT3fxk8Rrwc”
“@ogpowers @JODYHiGHROLLER just having fun calm down.. He wears a costume, u can’t be serious” (Ebro’s Twitter)
Ebro also addressed the situation on the “Hot 97 Morning Show” Wednesday (December 18).
“This started yesterday. A new Riff Raff [beef] – he claims I chated him in Battle of the Beats. I don’t even pick the songs in Battle of the Beats. I don’t oversee it, I don’t have anything to do with it. However, I can stop anything from happening on this box. I don’t think he understands that. The fact I’m bringing his name up, the fact I brought him into this radio station to begin with, the fact that I let Rosenberg pick his song for Battle of the Beats, the fact I let Cipha Sounds spin it, I didn’t have nothing to do with it. That’s how stupid he is. I honestly thing, at this point, he either has brain damage of some sort, like he’s slow, or he is a drug addict.” (Hot 97)
The program direct claimed Ashanti’s fans likely made a last-minute push and ultimately helped her win the battle over Riff.
“The battle doesn’t close until 8:30 PM,” Ebro added. “I don’t know where he got 5 PM from but somehow in 3 hours, Ashanti got her fans together and they made their post. I don’t know what happened. So anyway, he started going on this thing. Now of course when he acted like he wanted to knuckle up, the old man, I don’t play those games.” (Hot 97)
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