This week, Lil B decided to take aim at Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era crew on the somewhat-delayed dis track “I’m the Bad A$$,” and while the Brooklyn rapper initially hesitated to respond, he finally gave in and retaliated, telling MTV News that it’s pretty clear he shut down the BasedGod.
Lil B issued “I’m the Bad A$$” in response to a verse from the late Capital STEEZ on “Survival Tactics,” which appeared on Joey’s summer 2012 mixtape, 1999. Since the project dropped last summer, it seemed strange that Lil B waited until this week to respond, perhaps taking issue with the line “They say hard work pays off, well tell the BasedGod don’t quit his day job.”
After hearing the track, Joey Bada$$ took to Twitter to throw a few words at the Bay Area rapper, telling him he wasn’t really worth a rebuttal, but then he changed his mind and did it anyway. “I just linked up with my homey Ben, and he played this beat and was like, ’Yo, Lil B dis record?’ And I was like, ’Oh, a’ight,’ ” Joey told MTV News, of recording “Don’t Quit Ya Day Job.”
Like fans, Joey didn’t exactly understand the timing of Lil B’s release, but that’s beside the point. “Who knows?” he responded when asked about the BasedGod’s motives here. “But if somebody sends a jab at me, I’ll just send one twice as hard. I really didn’t have to respond, I don’t feel so, but I just did it. I don’t know why. … [Actually] it’s too easy, that’s what it is. It’s too easy, so I thought, ’Why not?’ I’m just flexing my skill on him.”
If Lil B chooses to respond, is there any chance Joey will take the time to record another dis track? “No, no, no,” he responded, adding confidently, “I killed him. He shouldn’t even attempt to do anything again.”