After a heated back-and-forth exchange of words over 1990’s classic “T.R.O.Y” getting sampled won headlines this week, Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco and Pete Rock have talked things out.
Rock resorted to Twitter to let fans know he talked matters out with the Chicago rap star.
“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)
Fiasco also made sure to update his 1.1 million Twitter followers on the situation.
“Shout to the Friends&Family for bringing some internal closure to this…all g on this side Pete…Big Chuck whaddup… #MyGodFoRealListen,” he tweeted May 23rd. (Lupe Fiasco’s Twitter)
Yesterday, the platinum-selling hip-hop star discussed 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”)
Prior to the phone conversation, 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)
Check out Lupe Fiasco discussing the track below: