Calling Hands Out
Rapping is a true art form, making rappers in the game artists, little Pablp Picassos, and artists are… testy. Who can blame them? After being cooped up in a booth all day, leaving everything you have on the track, you’d probably be a little on edge too. The competitiveness of the industry and the creative strenuousness can be a bit much. With the pressure from record labels, fans, and other rappers on their shoulders constantly, rappers need to blow off some steam from time to time.
Some rappers dip their fingers into other, less taxing, industries to escape the demands of rapping, some party constantly, and some… fight other rappers.
These rappers called their fellow performers’ hands out, and it was highly entertaining.
Chris Brown and Soulja Boy
Starting with the most infamous boxing match that started it all, Chris Brown and Soulja Boy’s beef began after Soulja showed Chris’s ex Karrueche too much love on Instagram. (And… Before you say that Chris Brown isn’t a rapper, try telling him that he didn’t rap on 50 Cent’s “No Romeo No Juliet”.)
Soulja liked Karrueche’s IG photo, Chris called Soulja to check him about it, then Soulja went to Twitter, saying:
When I see you I’m gon’ beat the f**k out you ni**a. You think you hard because you hit Rihanna ni**a, ’cause beat Rihanna up ni**a? Do that s**t to me pu**y a** ni**a. The f**k wrong with you ni**a? You gon’ call my phone on Facetime talking ’bout some ‘Oh, why you liking Karrueche pictures on Instagram man, why you liking Karrueche pictures on Instagram.
Chris responded with some more threats, harsh words, and of course slugs at Soulja Boy’s career. Afterwards, Soulja said he was setting up a boxing match.
The premise of an official boxing match between Soulja Boy and Chris Brown got a lot of attention, but it never actually happened.
Riff Raff and 50 Cent
Speaking of 50 Cent, he boxed when he was younger; He even competed in the Junior Olympics. Now, which part of that tidbit of information made Riff Raff want to challenge 50 Cent to a boxing match is unknown. Nevertheless, he posted a video on Instagram, calling 50’s
hands gloves out, saying, “This ain’t no street fight either, I want $2 million.”
Riff Raff went so far as to weigh himself in the video and insinuate that 50 weighed much less than him.
Riff Raff, whose album was weeks away from being released at the time, was most likely hopping on Soulja Boy and Chris’s boxing bandwagon for some extra attention. 50 Cent was too busy planning Soulja and Chris’s match to even give Riff Raff the time of day.
Kodak Black and Lil Wayne
For absolutely no reason at all… A few days after Riff Raff challenged 50, Kodak Black challenged Lil Wayne to a boxing match. Standing in a booth with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Kodak Black said, “Tell Lil Wayne fight me in the ring, and I’m gon’ beat his stupid a** and I bet everything on it. Since Soulja Boy and Chris Brown doing it, I don’t even need no trainer. I don’t need no Floyd Mayweather, Adrien Broner. I’m finna beat Lil Wayne stupid a**, watch.”
Kodak Black is barely 20 years old; His birthday was June 11th. Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., on the other hand, is a 34-years-old grown man. Lil Wayne never responded to Kodak’s challenge, despite the fact that Kodak was caught walking around NYC, screaming “Lil Wayne can eat my a**.”
Kodak Black just got new teeth, he would want to stop.