Earlier this week, two rising stars in NYC engaged in subliminal dissing over social media with each other. The argument stemmed from a tweet from former XXL Freshmen Joey Badass.
Words from Joey via Twitter:
“Reminder: Joey Bada$$ sold 57,000+ albums in his first week, INDEPENDENTLY... At 20 years old... $10/album... 85% of shares, do the math..
”That makes me the #1 Independent Hip Hop artist/brand in the world....
Troy Ave wasn’t feeling that statement, and hopped on Twitter so share his thoughts on the subject.
NO single, NO party hosting's NO real endorsements Reminder: NObody cares + u WORK for Sony Red / Cinematic Records #FakeIndependent
There is clearly a grey area between both parties on the definition of what an “Independent Artist” is. Seems like this beef won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.