Montana, best known for his single “Pop That” featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne & Drake (click HERE to watch his recent BET Hip-Hop Awards Performance), apparently struck a nerve with the gangsta rapper/entrepreneur, who posted the following via his twitter:
It didn’t stop there…
Oddly enough, French Montana was talking about his conscious decision to AVOID “Beef” when he brought up 50’s name.
Complex: I look at someone like Pusha saying Lil Wayne’s Dedication 4 isn’t that good. Whereas you, you have Wayne on your songs but you rolled with Kanye before and then you also hang out with Rick Ross. It seems like avoiding beef has been a conscious decision.
French Montana: Yeah, you have to. I feel like you have to expand. But when you beef, you put negative energy out there and it brings negative energy back. When you put something positive out there, it brings positive energy back. I feel like if you want to beef go to the streets, beef with niggas that really wanna beef. If you have nothing to live for. Beef is not about money.
[With rap] it’s like, you ain’t going to see them people you beefing with. You lying. You got security, you’re never at the same events. It’s like you beefing in a smart way if you’re trying to come up. Then it’s like a competition, you know like a battle rap. But if you want to battle rap you might as well call Fight Club, get to battle rapping. Don’t act like you want problems.
You should avoid beef if you trying to make money. People get scared when you try to beef with people. In general, [even in street shit] nobody want to stand next to you if somebody about to shoot you, unless you have a a big lick [Ed. Note—A "lick" means a hustle.] They [used to] do that with 50 because 50 was the bank. They knew he was going to win. People ain’t doing that [anymore].
Complex: That reminds me The Godfather. When they’re at war and Clemenza says, “These things gotta happen every five years or so, 10 years. Helps to get rid of the bad blood. Been 10 years since the last one.” The last time we had it was when 50 went to war with everyone.
French Montana: That was 10 years ago.
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I guess that “10 years ago” statement was what struck Fiddy’s nerve, but it really wasn’t that bad of a statement. That is… until French Montana responded to 50 Cent’s twitter rant with the following (which has since been deleted):
Welp… will this “beef” with Fiddy help make or break French Montana’s budding career? I guess we’ll find out soon enough…