If Troy Ave is as New York and he says he is (endlessly, without prompting), then he would respect the hustle of the bodega owner who was selling bootlegs of his music. Instead the rapper opted to put him on blast on Instagram, calling out his prices for Fiji water and shaming him for selling a burned copy of his latest album.
“I come to the spot to buy some water and the brother charge me four dollars for a little Fiji water,” he says live from the front counter. “I said, ‘Look.’ I look over here. God d-mn bootlegging my music in this motherf–ker. And he gonna charge me $4 for a little Fiji. Come on, man.”
For what it’s worth the bodega cashier thinks the whole thing is hilarious. He spends the whole time he’s being chewed out trying to jump into the frame and laughing like crazy. He probably knows that he’s doing more to bring New York back than old boy ever could.
Before you go feeling bad for Troy getting ripped off, you should know that the rapper has done a lot of awful things during his short time in the spotlight.
Troy or his goons beat up a writer who criticized him in 2014 after he called out Troy for being unoriginal. If that wasn’t enough to prove that he’s a bit of a jerk, he crossed a major line in his beef with Joey Badass and took shots at a Pro Era member who committed suicide.
On a song called “Bad Ass” Troy dedicated an entire verse to trashing Capital Steez, who jumped off of a building in 2012.
“Don’t get suicidal like ya friend, here’s a casket
Steez burning in hell, my burner’s in my belt
I’m really killing sh-t, you n–gas killing yourself
F–king weirdos, off the roof, ‘Steer clear, yo!’
This n–gas tryin’ to fly – he think he a superhero
Splat man, f–k you and that man”
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Joey countered with a photo of himself playing to a crowd of over 20,000 fans. And the caption was just as ruthless as anything Troy said.
“this is me headlining at okeechobee festival in front of approx 25,000 fans… Yes that’s right I have shows and the capacity are more than 4x your album sales… What diss record??? Oh from that 30 y/o reject who hit the lil homie below the belt?? F–K OUTTA HERE. I’m getting what u making ya whole career just off collabs c–ksucka beat it… Whoever yall talking about dont even deserve a response cuz he aint on my level.. And you only make yourself look like a fool when you entertain them fools.. So I hope you enjoyed your lil 5 min of fame and that lil blue check Twitter gave you since I breath new life into you cuz your oxygen tank is officially cut off now… You’re career on life support homie dnt make me pull the plug… You Don’t want no problems C Runner don’t make me have to expose you to these people…. You PLAYED yourself… Karma will catch up to you but unfortunately, your album sales wont 😂
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