It’s refreshing to see a rap beef end without violence. It’s especially rare to see a feud in rap end in friendship.
Young Thug apologized to Future on Sunday night (Sept. 25) on Instagram. Young Thug posted a picture from his 25th birthday party of him and Future hugging while flipping the bird complete with an apology.
This healthy resolution is good for Atlanta’s two top rappers, and for the whole city. The undisputed capital of southern hip-hop, Atlanta can breathe easy knowing these two aren’t butting heads anymore. With a collab by the two trap stars entitled “Who” off Dj Esco’s Project E.T., they’re turning a profit and putting this argument to rest.
Why All The Beef?
The problems between Future and Thug arose November 2015 on Twitter.
Thug started off bright and early tweeting, “A N**** music couldn’t ever sound nowhere near mines… ((IM MICHAEL)) he’s ((TITO))” This was a response to producer Metro Boomin’s earlier tweet claiming that rappers shouldn’t try to drop tons of mixtapes and copy his boy Future’s sound and work ethic. Though Thug was responding to Metro, he completely called out Future equating him to Tito Jackson (a low blow).
From there the beef was on.
Future Hendrix Don’t Play Like That
Future could’t let this Tito remark fly. He responded on Twitter, “U will never have the juice like dat…” A fairly level headed response considering Thug dragged Future into this unprovoked.
But the Thugger wasn’t done. He continued, “What Juice? Oh Ok..the juice Metro ran with,” in an attempt to downplay Future’s accomplishments and contributions.
Thug then made it clear that his relationship with metro was over. In reference to their mixtape, Metro Thuggin, they were to collaborate on. Thug tweeted, “RIP metro thuggin” cementing the beef between him and old FreeBandz.
Young Thug Comparing Himself To Michael Jackson Insults Everyone’s Intelligence.
Though Metro didn’t call anyone out by name in his tweet that started the argument, Thugger took it personally. Instead of leaving it between him and the budding young producer, Thug took the opportunity to call out Future—his biggest local competition.
I don’t know which is a bigger insult, that he called Future Tito, or the insult to our intelligence when he compares himself to one of the most talented, hard working entertainers in history. So, when Future says he doesn’t got it like that, “u will never have the juice like dat,” it’s really not insulting just true. But Thugger took it personally and continued to lash out.
Thug’s Tweet at the end of the altercation, “RIP Metro Boomin,” ending the relationship between Thug and Metro, has a very aggressive, threatening tone to it. Where Future comes from, a statement like that escalates quickly, often resulting in tragedy.