Atlanta rapper Trinidad James has taken a few hits from critics and other artists since he rose to fame in late 2012 on the strength of his smash single “All Gold Everything.” The latest to use James as a punchline is rapper-turned-reality star Joe Budden. Budden referenced James on his track “Lost Control,” a response to the much talked-about verse from Kendrick Lamar on Big Sean‘s “Control.”
“This ain’t for self proclaimed legends that nobody wanna hear from /Scared? get a gun, come to peers, I got none /This ain’t for bandwagon fans sit y’all a–es in the same spot /Y’all the same n—as made Trinidad James hot,” Budden raps on the song. James was asked about the line and whether or not he plans to respond.
“It’s all love, I mean, I make music to answer a lot of those types of questions,” James said in an interview with King Bishop Pros. “I don’t consider it a diss. I’m from the streets, so a n—a talking is like a n—a talking. A n—a punching — you don’t like me, then you fight me.”
“That’s why I make the songs to let you know, if you don’t like me, then you can fight me,” James continued. “I’m never going to diss you back, we gonna throw these hands back and forth. That’s all this is about.”
Check out the video of Trinidad James responding to Joe Budden’s diss …