Brooklyn rapper Saigon has come forward to explain why he threatened select rappers like Rick Ross and 2 Chainz in a Power 105.1 radio interview this week.
Sai said he specifically named-dropped rappers he would punch in hopes of gaining widespread attention to get his true message across.
“Ill be the sacrificial lamb…. But Im gonna wake some muthaf*ckas up…. Somebody gotta do it….,” Sai tweeted November 14th.
“Its not about them 2 niggas. Them n*ggas is pawns in a grand scheme. I got a problem with ANYBODY who promotes destruction to our future..”
“Im tired of people telling me to hold my tongue or retract statements because its gonna hurt my career, Im not doing that sh*t no more…”
“And I dont have any personal issues with anybody at all, I just say n*ggas names when I need a headline to draw attn to what Im saying…” (Saigon’s Twitter)
Yesterday, Sai accused artists like 2 Chainz of releasing hurtful music to the youth.
“That’s behind me, you know what, if they don’t change the message though, for real, I’m on a whole new beef, man,” Sai said in an interview. “[Who would I want to punch right now?] Rick Ross. I want to punch everybody, man. Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, everybody who’s putting detrimental music for children, man, because these companies market the music to children, and y’all know that. … This [music] is marketed to children and we know that. I’ve got kids, man. I’m not trying to have to battle with my own kid because she’s influenced by big booty [girl]. I did ‘106 & Park’ the other day, and I was so sad to see these little young girls spitting the lyrics and some of the stuff that was coming out their mouths and they’re 13 or 14, and they’re talking about all of this. I’m like, ‘God d*mn, yo, who’s responsible for all this? … It ain’t just pin-pointing Rick Ross and 2 Chainz and them n*ggas, because everybody’s doing it. Put them all on a dart board and throw the dart.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
In May, Sai talked to SOHH and shared similar issues in relation to rappers like Big Sean.
“You can put all this sh*t on your site because I don’t give a f*ck. I don’t give a f*ck because at this point, I’ve made up my mind. I made up my mind that I’m taking a whole different approach. … Rick Ross and all these n*ggas rapping about drug dealing, all the sh*t that f*cks up the black community, they’re not gonna be able to make no money. I’m gonna shut all their money down. Why ya’ll supportin’ a n*gga that promotes the destruction of our community? Why are you doin’ that? Why would you let this n*gga thrive and we don’t know where our next jobs are coming from? He’s rapping about selling kilos of cocaine and selling drugs. This is what he’s about, this whole lifestyle saying he’s so rich and he eats shrimp every night, and ya’ll support this sh*t? and ya’ll broke and poor and your family’s about to get kicked out. That’s our hit son! That’s his hit. Nobody knows the words to this song, all they know is “ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass” [background noises]. We don’t care about “ass, ass, ass, ass,” but this is the society we livin’ in right now. So it’s like alright.” (SOHH)
Prior to the audio coming out, the Brooklyn rapper spoke highly of the “Boss” and denied ever calling him out.
“Haha never a dull moment with these Hip Hop sites. The sh*t n*ggas do for a headline. Ross is my n*gga and I never singled him out abt the,” Sai tweeted May 25th.
“@rickyrozay Peace my N*gga, I have no idea where that bullsh*t on that website came from homie. U know its all love over here, alsways been”
“Regardless to what, Rozay is making some of the best music in Hip Hop and he came in with Hustling, would be stupid for me to speak on that”
“Om an outspoken person, ALways gonna speak my mind but @rickyrozay is my n*gga. Would be stupid for me to take a shot a n*gga I rocks with..” (Saigon’s Twitter)
Check out Saigon’s Power 105.1 & SOHH interviews: