By Nadeska Alexis
When Ludacris dropped the new single “Bada Boom” from his 1.21 Gigawatts: Back To the First Time mixtape, he didn’t specifically call out any names, but judging from his verses it seemed like the ATL rapper was aiming his bars at Drake and Big Sean. On the track Luda references his 2010 single “My Chick Bad”—which Drake called out for copying his and Sean’s “Supa Dupa” punchline flow—making it pretty obvious who the shot was intended for. Either way, after listening to the track Big Sean doesn’t seem to think that Luda is picking a fight with him.
The Detroit rapper was asked to address the jab on KUBE 93 radio in Seattle, and he was adamant that the issue was being blown out of proportion. “Ya’ll sure [the song] is about me? ’Cause I didn’t hear no name or nothing, ” he began. “I ain’t got no problems with Luda, I never did. I think he’s referring to an interview I did over a year ago. Literally over a year ago. But in the interview I said he’s a legend. I respect people who is ahead of me. I respect OGs and the Gs in general. The only thing I said–[the interviewers] was telling me about the “Supa Dupa” flow. They call it the Supa Dupa flow because on Big Sean my second mixtape I had a flow on there where I was using one word to describe another word in a punchline form.”
On “Bada Boom,” Luda makes sure to point out that the flow isn’t “new” (even if Drake/Big Sean resurrected it) and Sean seems to agree. “I’m pretty sure it was done before [Luda] but I’m just saying where it came from now. We talkin’ about now…I’m not trying to debate and say, ’I was the first to do this ever.’ I’m just saying that’s just where it was between us.”
(Ludacris previews 1.21 Gigawatts: Back To the First Time)
“So [interviewers] asked me, ’What’s a good example of [the Supa Dupa flow] and what’s a bad example of it?’ And I think I said [Luda’s] ’balloons’ line. But I’m telling you this was over a year ago. I can’t believe this was something that’s been lingering this long…I don’t have no problems with Luda. I didn’t even know he cared that much, for a year, to be thinking about what I said in interviews…I think Luda is the best, I think he’s a legend.”