Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah has offered his thoughts on the publicized, growing tension between Ludacris and Drake as of late in light of the release of the subliminal “Bada Boom” record.
Refusing to side with either spitter, Ghost said both artists should focus on bigger and better things than disputing.
“It is what it is, it’s rap music. I’m not trying to get into any little kid sh*t. You know what I mean,” he said in an interview. “I’m a grown man, B. You know what I mean? Grown men do grown men things. We don’t got no time. We gotta get this money, man. Unless these n*ggas are already sitting on it, you know what I mean, but enough of that. You know what I mean? We should be getting at the real enemy, you know what I mean? That had us oppressed for all those years. Not at each other right now.” (Montreality)
Last week, Ludacris released a visual to his subliminal “Bada Boom” 1.21 Gigawatts mixtape record, which has been disputed to be targeted at Drake and G.O.O.D. Music star Big Sean.
“Bada Boom” has been getting a lot of attention lately. The buzz started when everyone realized what Ludacris was talking about. The so-called “beef” even got explained in an animated video, and despite the fact that Big Sean denied any sour feelings on his part, this doesn’t seem like something that’s going to die down by itself, especially now that the mixtape track that started it all has its own video. (Complex)
Since the song’s release earlier this month, Drizzy has reportedly answered Luda’s diss with his own masked response.
Over the weekend, Drake broke his silence. Sort of. On Saturday (November 19), Drizzy took to Twitter in response to Big Sean’s Twitter handle with a fittingly subliminal response to Luda’s subliminal diss (the Atlanta rapper didn’t name any names in his songs). “@BigSean You awlready know. I wish they’d just let young n*ggas live…respect always,” the Young Money rhymer tweeted. (XXL Mag)
A couple weeks ago, Big Sean addressed the highly-discussed perception that Luda dissed him and Drizzy.
“A lot of people thought Drake made that up and this was new, and Drake was like, ‘I could trace that back to Big Sean actually on his mixtape. That’s where I first heard it. I think that’s where a lot of emcees got it from.’ That’s what Drake said. So people was telling me, ‘This is your flow.’ And I’m like, ‘Alright — I’m pretty sure it was done before [Luda] but I’m just saying where it came from now. We talkin’ about now — I’m not trying to debate and say, ‘I was the first to do this ever.’ I’m just saying that’s just where it was between us. So [some interviewers] asked me, ‘What’s a good example of [the Supa Dupa flow] and what’s a bad example of it?’ And I think I said [Luda’s] ‘balloons’ line. But I’m telling you this was over a year ago. I can’t believe this was something that’s been lingering this long — I don’t have no problems with Luda. I didn’t even know he cared that much, for a year, to be thinking about what I said in interviews — I think Luda is the best, I think he’s a legend.” (KUBE 93)
Check out Ghostface Killah’s interview below: