Naughty By Nature Dispute Fueled By Treach’s ‘Tall Midget’ Diss Track

By Maurice Bobb

Look out Donald Trump, you’re not the only one that can rattle off the phrase, “you’re fired!” Turns out, Naughty by Nature’s Treach has no qualms about owning Trump’s signature line, using Twitter to “fire” longtime partner in rhyme Vin Rock. If that wasn’t enough, the “O.P.P.” MC even released an incendiary diss track, “Tall Midget” on Wednesday (May 8) after Vinnie responded to his tweet saying, “You can’t Fire the Owner.”

“Vinnie from NAUGHTY BY NATURE is Officially FIRED!! Anything he does besides shows til Sept is Frugazy!! F-ck him & the Ground he Walks!!” Treach tweeted Monday (May 6) night. “Anybody that f–ks with that Bitch ass Ni–a Don’t F-ck with Me!! No NAUGHTY shows are Cancelled that’s on the Calendar!!”

“I’m waking to drama. Spoke to my publicist. Silence is Golden. In the meantime Business 101: You can’t Fire the Owner ;-)” Vinnie responded.  Fans of the 1990’s rap collective, who won the Best Rap Album Grammy for 96’s brilliant Poverty’s Paradise, were hoping Anthony Criss’ tweet was the result of a “hack,” but that was quickly dismissed by the East Orange native.

“My Twitter Account wasnt Hacked!! I said it & Stand By it!!” he tweeted.

As for Treach’s lyrical admonishment, “Tall Midget” is a 2-minute long airing of dirty laundry, with Trigger making claims that he wrote Vinnie’s rhymes, that his sidekick was fat like “Winnie the Pooh,” before derisively calling him “Uncle Ad Lib” and warning him that he should never bite the hand that feeds him.

The hook, though, is very catchy: “Industry rule number 100 is funny, tall midgets get short money.”

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