Kanye West’s latest G.O.O.D. Friday track, “So Appalled,” features some hard-hitting bars from a diverse ensemble of spitters, including Swizz Beatz and RZA. However, the lyrics of one MC in particular, Jay-Z, may have hit below the belt, according to another rap star.
[artist id="19652"]MC Hammer[/artist] has apparently taken issue with a line in which Hov references the much-publicized dissolution of the “U Can’t Touch This” star’s hefty fortune. “Hammer went broke so you know I’m more focused/I lost 30 mil’ so I spent another 30/ ‘Cause unlike Hammer 30 million can’t hurt me,” Jigga spits. After the track hit the Web, Hammer knocked out a series of missives on his Twitter account blasting the hip-hop heavyweight.
On Friday night, when a Twitter fan asked Hammer if he had any comment about Jay’s rhyme, the rap star Hammer shot back with “The Answer to Jay comes on Oct 31 ( Devils Nite) ..I saw him coming.” The rapper-turned-preacher hit up the track’s architect the next morning, with “@ kanyewest jay-hoe aka #HellBoy Tell Jay Oct 31 (Devils Nite). We’ll see if this record and video ‘Hurt’s Him.’ ” The “Too Legit To Quit” star also tweeted “You wanted my attention #HellBoy (Jigga) ..you got it,” and attached a link to a 36-second video of himself pummeling a punching bag.
Hammer also taunted fans who were staunchly Team Hov.
“These lil demons and Imps stopping by timeline today … Yes, I dissed yo #Daddy … The dude who made the #Lucifer song … smh,” he typed, referencing Jay’s The Black Album track. “Laughing at these grown men coming on my timeline with they #pompoms waving for #HellBoy (Jigga).”
Although Hammer relayed some hostile tweets, the Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em rapper seemed to want to settle the drama in studio, reminding his Twitter followers that he was readying a response.
“I’m done until it’s time … Oct 31,” Hammer wrote. “See, no need for such nastiness. I’m going back to the baggy pants that keeps you off guard. :)”
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