August Alsina and Rich Homie Quan used to be cool — the two rising stars even collaborated together on “Ghetto,” a track off of August’s Downtown: Life Under the Gun — but things changed after a heated exchange backstage at an Atlanta concert on Christmas Day.
“This is my first and it’s gonna be my last time ever speaking on homey,” August told “RapFix Live” host Sway Calloway on Wednesday.
Alsina was short on details, but it was reported on VladTV.com that August grew upset when Quan’s security team denied the New Orleans singer access to the stage to watch Rich Homie perform. After the performance, there was an altercation of sorts backstage and it was rumored that Alsina knocked out Quan — a rumor that Alsina denies.
“People were saying he got knocked out, I cleared that up, nobody got knocked out,” Alsina said yesterday.
“I feel like nobody should switch up and when you switch up on me, I gotta problem with that,” he continued in an attempt to vaguely explain. “We just had an issue, because a lot of people don’t understand we’re artists, but at the same time I’m a real person. I’m a human being and I’m a man, so don’t disrespect me. So when that happened it gets personal for me.”
Whatever occurred between the two seems to be a dead issue, at least on August’s end. “It wasn’t worth it and I wish him the best honestly,” he said. “It’s honestly sad to see so many black people do that with each other. We’re the minority, we should come up together.”