Lord Jamar is adding fuel to his ongoing feud with Yelawolf. In Jamar’s latest interview with Vlad TV, the Brand Nubian rapper threatens to attack Yelawolf if he sees him in-person. The bad blood began with Jamar making comments earlier this year about homophobia in hip-hop; he stated (speaking specifically about Seattle rapper Macklemore and his pro-LGBT song “Same Love”) that white rappers are “guests” in hip-hop and have no place criticizing the culture for its perceived homophobia. When Yelawolf was asked about Jamar’s comments regarding white rappers, he replied, “In one instance he’s right. From his perspective, I could see where he…I can agree with him on one side of it. I think he’s right. White artists are definitely a guest when it comes to the culture of Black America’s musical arts, whether it be hip hop, blues or even rock & roll if you wanna look at it that deep. You’ve gotta go back a long way to feel that way though.”
“To say homosexuality has no place in hip-hop is ignorant,” Yela said at the time. “That ain’t got nothin’ to do with him being black, or white, or nobody. That’s just stupid. What the f–k are you talking about, man? It’s music. You could talk about any f–king thing you want to. That is the beauty of it all.
“Let [Macklemore] say what he wants to say. If it’s a hit record, guess what? There’s a lot of people that feel the same way. So shut the f–k up.”
Jamar has taken exception to Yelawolf’s words and demands that the younger rapper apologize or risk an assault.
“I’m gonna give you a chance to publicly apologize,” Lord Jamar said. “And if you can do that I’ll leave you alone. If you don’t, if I ever see you it’s on–on sight. I don’t have nothing to talk about. I’m running at you at a hundred miles an hour. On sight. That’s how I grew up. You know what I mean? So, that’s all I can say really. I’m not even emotional about it really. It’s nothing to me.”
Jamar added that he would’ve never disrespected the musical pioneers who came before him.
“If Grandmaster Caz—and I’m not trying to say I’m Grandmaster Caz or Bambaataa or any f–king legendary person who started this s–t,” said Jamar. “But what I’m saying is those are people who came before me that I respect. And I know my hip-hop history. So, if someone like Grandmaster Caz or Bambaataa, anybody said something that I didn’t agree with, never in a million years would I tell them to ‘shut the f–k up.’ Because I have respect for those that came before me. Whether I agree with what they saying or not. I have respect. B–ch a– f—-ts like you have to understand that you can’t just talk any kind of way to me. Like, I will beat the s–t out of you.”
Star also offered his two cents in the matter, threatening to “slap the shit” out of Yelawolf for what he feels is a lack of respect for someone who served as a pioneer in hip hop.
“Yelawolf I will slap the s–t out of you,” added former Power 105.1 personality Star. “Real talk. This is Lord Jamar from Brand Nubian. He came up and pioneered a plethora of things [in regards to] hip-hop culture and rap music. There’s certain people you just have to be mindful of. I don’t ride nobody’s d–k and I have hated on this man. But just watch your f–king mouth. That’s all, man.”