It had to be pretty awkward for fans of the URL's Duel in the Desert rap battle to watch California MC Daylyt cop a squat and try to move his bowels on stage. It could've been worse though, you could've been right on stage with him.
"That man was definitely gonna sh--, he worked a kink out of his leg. He was definitely gonna sh--," Day's opponent, Real Deal, told MTV News over the phone on Monday.
The two lyrical titans were scheduled to square off on Saturday night, but the battle came to a screeching halt and security kicked Daylyt out of the venue after he pulled down his pants to take a crap on stage. It was a ballsy stunt from an MC who is known for ballsy stunts.
During July's Total Slaughter rap battle, Daylyt dressed as the comic book character Spawn, then stripped down to his underwear, and pretended to defecate on stage using a chocolate candy bar, which he later ate as a prop. But on Saturday, Real Deal thought he was going to get a stunt-free rap battle.
Security pulling @daylyt2k14 off this stage before he could shit. He'll get it someday.
"It's wild because I'm cool with Day, me and Day are in the same crew and sh--," he said. "I honestly just did figure that he would come through and rap."
Before the event, Real Deal says both he and Daylyt where in the parking lot of the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, walking around in circles, mumbling rhymes and constructing lyrics to use against one another. "I'm like okay, we're definitely gonna rap, he isn't just walking aimlessly for no apparent reason," Deal recalled.
Real Deal began to sense that Daylyt was up to something when he was forced to wait on stage for 40 minutes after event organizers told him that his opponent was getting into a grim reaper-looking costume. "Day comes out in this elaborate costume. It look like some reaper stuff, it was real wild," he said. "At first the fans were loving it."
Daylyt went first, pulled out a deck of cards, passed them out to fans and told the crowd that they were going to play a game of "Deal or No Deal," a clever play on Real Deal's rap name. Deal admits that he was intrigued by the wordplay, but never rattled.
Real Deal vs Daylyt in Phoenix
"When preparing for Daylyt, you can't think about what he's going to do. I'm thinking I need to make sure I have my stuff down pact. In my head, I'm just running through it, I can't control what he's gonna do," he said. "As long as he's not putting his hands on me, or something wild."
Contractually, each round in the Daylyt/Real Deal match was to last up to two-and-a-half minutes, but Deal says that battle organizers let Day go for well over his allotted time. "His first round is like 20 minutes of him just pacing around. He would do some rapping, he'd rap a couple of bars and then he'd address the crowd," he recalled. "I freestyled something about his costume real quick, the crowd liked it. His second round I think the crowd was growing more hostile with him."
During Daylyt's second round, he pulled off another amusing stunt, using his costume and a prop head that looked much like his real face. "He has a line where he says, 'Somebody said you'll take my head off, well I'm gonna take it off for you.' And he takes the first part of his costume off and it's a decapitated head," Deal explained.
Daylyt - #duelinthedesert
By the time Day got to the third round, the crowd had grown weary of his antics, booing him in hopes that he would use real lyricism in place of stunts and parlor tricks. "If I hear two more boos, I'm gonna take a boo-boo on this stage," Real Deal recalled Daylyt saying.
"And then it was like a rain of boos," he continued. "He pulled his ass out and just squatted. I'm telling you man, he was definitely trying to sh--. He was cramping his leg, stretching his leg."
Despite all of the shock value, Real Deal reminds fans that Daylyt is a skilled lyricist. He has him featured on his upcoming Mountain and Molehills album. And though fans have a love/hate relationship with the Watts, California spitter, Real Deal believes he's good for the culture and business of battle rap.
"Battle rap needs Daylyt," he defended. "Straight up."