When Action Bronson emerged on the scene, many people criticized him for sounding like Ghostface Killah. The Wu-Tang Clan legend, however, didn't seem to mind too much. On Monday (July 20), however, things took a turn for the worst when Tony Starks hit Mr. Wonderful with some harsh words.
How did everything go sour?
Here's How This Started
During a recent appearance on ESPN's "Sports Nation," the Queens MC was asked about how similarities with GFK have impacted his career. "People compare everything," he said. "No matter what, you're gonna get a comparison to something. I'm just glad it's one of the greats."
As the interview went on, Action elaborated. "He's not rapping like this no more," he said. When asked if this was a shot at Ghost, Bronson denied it. "No," he explained. "Just being honest."
Here's How Ghostface Killah Responded
Word got back to GFK and the Dini wasn't pleased. And he unleashed a series of harsh words to Action in a video featuring the smoothest soundtrack you'll hear today.
"You got this little fake ass n---a Action Bronson running around sounding like me," Iron Man said in the clip. "I want to tell this fat f--k something. I gave you a grace period, n---a. I was supposed to destroy your ass a long time ago."
Tony Starks went on to discuss the "Sports Nation" segment and his disappointment.
"Who gives you the right to even mention my name out your motherf--kin' mouth?" he said. "Boy, you done made a mistake, boy. You done f--ked up."
Here's Action's Apology
Action apparently caught wind of the vid, so he responded via Twitter today.
Here's A Breakdown Of The Past
Bronson's been fielding this conversation for some time.
"Who would want to f--kin' sound like somebody on purpose?" Bronson told Whookid in June 2013. "I guess we have a similar voice or similar tone when we rap. If you listen to him now, we do not f--kin' sound alike. Maybe Ghost in '96. Not now. He sounds older. He sounds more grown. His voice definitely changed."
Back in May, Ghost said he mistook Action for himself in the past. "I thought he was me one day," The Wizard of Poetry explained to VladTV. "I'm asking myself, 'When the f--k I do that verse?' But it was him. When I seen him, he was like, 'Everybody saying I sound like you. I'm not trying to sound like you. This is just how my voice is.' He was a good dude. Humbled and sh-t...
"So maybe it might be the tone of his voice," he added. "I don't really know. If that's not the tone of your voice, then yo, bro, you a great actor. Only Jamie Foxx and them n--gas could do that sh-t. So, I don't know. I seen Shyne sound like Biggie. I thought Shyne was Biggie the first time I seen him. I started looking at that and Guerilla [Black] and these dudes....But nobody could be me."
Could this be where the saga ends? Time will tell.