CyHi The Prynce shocked the rap world last week when he released "Elephant in the Room," a track that sure sounded like a Kanye West dis. "Hey, ’Ye, do you know what it feel like/ To really be signed to you in real life?” he opens the song -- and if the next two-and-a-half minutes of rhymes are taken at face value, then it must not feel so great to be signed to G.O.O.D. Music.
But it was all in good fun, CyHi said over the weekend.
Not only should we not take his rhymes to heart, but the Atlanta native says Yeezy knew exactly what was coming.
In some ways, though, this sort of post-mortem isn't all that surprising. The song seemed like it came out of nowhere, and some of the raps were so outlandish -- "And there ain't gon' be no new Yeezy album/ 'Cause he in the the trunk with his mouth taped and his wrists wrapped," he brags at one point -- that it almost had to be a joke. It's something some fans even wondered about aloud.
Lines like that evoke some of Eminem's over-the-top verbal antics from a decade-and-a-half ago about his mentor, Dr. Dre, like when, on "The Real Slim Shady," he rapped, "And Dr. Dre said -- nothin', you idiots/ Dr. Dre's dead, he's locked in my basement." It's a comparison CyHi spelled out.
So, if he's not actually mad at Kanye, why'd he do it, then?
He doesn't fully explain, but it's got people talking about CyHi again, and that was probably reason enough.