Jay Electronica had some harsh words for Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent. He spoke out in February about both MCs.
Regarding Kendrick Lamar, he said:
Look, I like the one Kendrick song with Gunplay, ‘Cartoons and Cereal,’ but other than that we don’t know what that nigga talking about.
Kendrick is my son
Kendrick is my baby, Kendrick wishes that he could be me.
He spoke on 50 Cent:
50 Cent, at one point he was a good rapper. Right now he got the potential to be a good rapper, but he’s on some sucker shit and we will slap his fucking eyeballs loose, we’ll slap 50 Cent’s fucking eyeballs loose out his scalp
Those are some strong words from Electronica, buy he’s entitled to his own opinion and he’s know to say and act how he feels with minimal filter.
He has recently commented on both MC’s giving them love on Twitter:
I’m not sure how much this was true beef or more Jay knowing the skills that these MCs have and wanting to push the to higher heights lyrically. I think this is the case similar to Kendrick’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control” a couple of years ago that had the Hip Hop going crazy.
Big up to Jay Electronica for speaking his mind, whether people agree with him or not. This needs to happen more so the boundaries of Hip Hop can be pushed a progress to new places.