Trippie Redd is not one to be trifled with.
The Day N Night Festival was mostly a positive experience for Ohio up-and-comer Trippie Redd. Even a casual look at the huge crowd that he pulled at the Anaheim-based fest shows that Trippie is on to something. But everything wasn’t kosher after the set, as a fan-shot video revealed.
In the clip that’s making the rounds, it looks like Trippie got the better of the random person who decided to get up in his face. He knocks the kid down and lands some solid blows to the side of the kid’s head before other people swoop in and seem to end the fight.
However, another video shows Trippie on the ground, and he only seems to get free when his people pull away the other scrapper. Trippie also posted a video of himself later where it’s clear that he took a shot to the chin, but he seemed to be in good spirits. He also hinted that the fight might have been gang-related.
“I swear I’m blooded up, Bs,” he said. “Never throwing up Cs.” “N*ggas be b*tches, for real,” added his friend. “They’ll get their ass whupped.” “Clowns,” Trippie concluded. “Clowns!”
The rapper posted a version of the fight to his Twitter and issued a warning. “Stop Trying me while I’m trying to work to blessed to go out sad,” he wrote. Following that, the rapper wanted to talk about the positive aspects of Day N Night. He posted two videos of the crowd he drew to a smaller stage at the festival.
“Day n Night this the day stage by the way so let’s just end this on that note. 1400/800,” he wrote under the video of hundreds of fans mashing.
Don’t compare him to Uzi
If this is your first introduction to Redd, here’s a little bit of backstory. Redd is part of the wave of young, punk-indebted rappers who are experimenting with the borders of the genre on Soundcloud. He draws frequent comparisons to Lil Uzi Vert, however, he bristles at the idea.
“They always compare me to Uzi. I try to explain how it’s not Uzi,” he told XXL. “It’s like we low-key kind of have the same cadence, but not. We make total opposite music, I don’t even make music like him. I make crazy shit. He’s just now making a song that relates to his life like that. That ‘XO Tour Llif3’ shit, that’s why it went platinum. He finally figured out what he needed to do. He broke up with Brittany and made a song about it. Okay. I been doing that type of shit. I got ‘Love Scars’ tatted on my face. I made a song called ‘Love Scars,’ like come on, bro.”
He did have a solution for all the comparisons.
“I feel like [Uzi and I] just need to make music so people will shut the f*ck up,” he said. “They wanna see us together in some sh*t and then they won’t say that sh*t no more, I’ll be my own person. I’m getting every type of co-sign, I know he listens to me. I’ve been told for a fact that he listens to my music. Playboi Carti follows me. It’s all love. I f*ck with Uzi. I like Uzi music.”
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