Rah Digga Discusses Tyler, The Creator Diss Song; Says "No Beef" With Odd Future Front Man
After going at Tyler, the Creator last week on the unexpected release of “The N*gga in Me,” Rah Digga says she has no beef with the Odd Future front man.
While addressing the crowd during her set at Paid Dues, the former first lady of the Flipmode Squad said the dis had nothing to do with trying to remain relevant but was all about respect.
“You don’t have to pay homage, but you will respect me,” she told the crowd.
While the blogs can make a minor occurrence major, Dirty Harriet says there will be no video or promotional push from the song.
“I wasn’t trying to make an event out of it,” she told The Well Versed backstage at Paid Dues. “I guess it became an event because he’s so popular. For me, it was this guy and that guy using my name. Tyler didn’t reference me in a song, but he had a couple disparaging remarks to me on Twitter.”
After addressing Tyler’s “Happy Father’s Day” tweet in her direction, the back and forth died down. But when Tyler made a disparaging remark about Hip Hop pioneer MC Lyte, it was the last straw.
“When I caught wind of what was going on with MC Lyte, I was like ‘come on man.’ She’s not going to come out swinging. Pick on somebody that’s going to give you a run for your money. Everybody excuses it like he’s a crazy little kid. Kids gotta be accountable for their actions.”
With the hot 16 now in the history books of rap, Digga says the incident is behind her. And Tyler may not have lost his “only black fan” after all.
“At the end of the day, this is Hip Hop. It’s no beef. It’s not when I see you my goons are going to get you. I’m about to go watch him perform, like stage left, Wolf Gang, what’s good? There’s no beef. Somebody poked fun in their music and I poked fun back.”
Having learned from and been influenced by many of the nicest wordsmiths in the business, Digga believes the surprise revolving around dis tracks these days is due to the current state of the game.
“I think the biggest problem, or why folks aren’t accustomed to it is because rappers aren’t really lyricists anymore. People don’t understand the concept of going at each other with serious bars. They know about trying to be the best hip hop artist surviving in a pop world.”
Stay tuned to The Well Versed for a full length feature with Rah Digga.