Back and Forth
Livingston “DJ Akademiks” Allen has been around for a bit as a personality on the show Everyday Struggle with Joe Budden. He’s a staple of the debate show, and he always seems to keep things interesting. Vic Mensa, on the other hand, can sometimes be a bit of a hot head. The Roc Nation rapper sometimes has his random outbursts that put people on edge, and this time the victim was DJ Akademiks. The two went back and forth for a while before things calmed down, but you’ll be interested in what they had to say.
Everyday Struggle usually features a guest star and DJ Akademiks trying to get under people’s skin, but Monday’s episode featured Vic Mensa, so things went a little differently.
Vic Mensa is definitely someone who stands his ground, and he shows it again here. We all remember how he dissed Lil Yachty; he straight up said, “F**k is Lil Yachty?” Instead of DJ Akademiks getting under someone’s skin, some got under his.
“People exactly like you sensationalized and made a following off of clowning situations that we go through in real life,” Vic said to Akademiks. “I think n***as ain’t have no right. You specifically, you ain’t never have a right. Whatever made you feel like you had a space to have a perspective on our people dying on a daily basis?”
Those are some pretty strong words, and it definitely seems like the two need to sit down to put aside their differences. Luckily, that’s exactly what they tried to do.
After Vic Mensa’s interview got tons of views and started to go viral, DJ Akademiks voiced his opinion on the Tuesday episode of the show.
“I am never above an artist who may have a difference of opinion, on either what I’ve said or what I’ve said about them, to come up here and voice it. That’s the reason we have guests,” he said. “When Vic Mensa was here, I could have easily glanced over and went past that, but that was a point of discussion when I have discussed this a lot and know he’s been outspoken about it. So I wanted to know how he felt… He said what he had to say. I think that’s important.”