It’s not really clear what exactly awakened Pete Rock to what’s going on in music right now but he clearly isn’t a fan. Only a few days after some light sparring with Young Dolph, the producer set his sights on Lil Yachty as his next target of ridicule.
Using his Instagram, Pete posted a video clip of Yachty’s “freestyle” on Hot 97 and captioned it with a few thumbs down emojis followed by a few poop ones to boot. He even took time to reply to a few commenters, writing that the leader of the boat movement “He sucks mud on a rainy day” and citing his lack of ability to flow off the cuff as a sign that hip-hop is “dead” in our country.
Well, it took a minute but Yachty finally caught wind of The Chocolate Boy Wonder’s words — maybe he was lost at sea with no wifi? — and took the time to respond via Twitter on Monday. Surprisingly, he adopted a peaceful approach that was actually measured and borderline insightful. He wrote, “I ain’t mad at @PeteRock, that’s his personal preference cause personally ion like his type of music either. So it’s not f*ck you. Bless u.” He handled it much better than he did the back-and-forth with Anderson .Paak.