Consequence Talks Exclusion From XXL G.O.O.D. Music Feature

'What are my fans gonna think,' Cons recalls thinking when issue guest-edited by label boss Kanye West hit stands last October.

Consequence stopped by MTV’s “RapFix Live” on Wednesday, and dished on the good, the bad and the ugly of his and Kanye West’s relationship. One incident of note was when West appeared on the cover of the October 2010 issue of XXL magazine. Inside the issue, for which ‘Ye served as a guest editor, was a feature article titled “Monsters, Inc.”

The piece detailed the history of West’s G.O.O.D. Music label, where Cons was once signed. ‘Quence was photographed for the article, but when the issue hit stands his picture didn’t appear.

“There were other people who weren’t invited to the photo shoot, other artists who contributed to the history of G.O.O.D. Music, but I was there,” Cons reasoned. “When you get a magazine and you open it and you’re not there, but your guy is on the cover — what are my friends gonna think? What are my fans gonna think?”

To add insult to injury, when ‘Quence’s name was mentioned in the piece, a note appeared in parentheses that said that it was “unclear at press time” if Cons was “still down with the label.” But that wasn’t all, he also was noticeably absent from the G.O.O.D. Music rhyme cipher that aired during BET’s 2010 Hip-Hop Awards.

‘Quence followed those snubs with the Kanye West dis track “Man Purses,” in October of last year. On the track, he volleyed a lyrical shot at Kanye and G.O.O.D. Music. Cons rapped, “My crew ain’t been the same since Amber Rose and Taylor Swift.” The line, of course, was in reference to Kanye’s ex-girlfriend and the Taylor Swift controversy at the 2009 MTV VMAs.

Cons told “RapFix Live” host Sway that after the track dropped, he and Kanye had a chance to talk about their differences, hinting that West didn’t want any problems with the Queens MC. Still, Consequence remained tight-lipped about the specific details of that conversation, choosing to save the rest of that story and other grievances for his upcoming mixtape, Movies on Demand 3, which is set to drop by June.

Kanye West’s representatives at his home label, Def Jam, refused to comment on the situation when reached by MTV News.

What do you think of Consequence being left out of the XXL G.O.O.D. Music photo shoot?

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