Ghostface Killah Blasts Action Bronson. It’s Personal Now (Video)
It was all good, four years ago. Former collaborators Action Bronson and Ghostface Killah are seemingly in new waters now. Earlier this month, Bam Bam Bronson made some remarks about G.F.K. while appearing on ESPN’s “Sports Nation.” Immediately following reports of a perceived diss against the onetime collaborator, the Queens, New York MC clarified those comments on Twitter, rather blaming media for lazily comparing his style to Ghost’s. However, the VICE/Atlantic Records artist also stated that he owned his words, as recorded on television.
Just over one week later, the Wu-Tang Clan veteran has responded. Referring to Bronson as “a lil’ fake-ass nigga,” Ghost’ delivered an incensed video message for Action. Talking over Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes’ “Be For Real,” the Staten Island, New York platinum veteran stated a little of offenses he feels Action Bronson is guilty of. “I wanna tell this lil’ fat fuck somethin’: I gave you a grace period, nigga. I [could have] destroyed you a long time ago. You go on ‘Sports Nation,’ kickin’ that shit, actin’ like yo, you the nigga,” said Ghost’, responding to the videotaped remarks. “First of all, you little fat fuck, who gives you the right to even mention my name out your mothafuckin’ mouth? Boy, you done made a mistake, boy; You done fucked up.”
Moving on, Ghostface first stated that as an MC, he is another league than the Mr. Wonderful artist. “You could never fuck with my pen,” barked G.F.K. “I’m too nasty for you. This is why the fuck you look up to me, and sound like me.” Ghostface then said, “Your fans, they were my fans first.” The former Sony and Def Jam Records star added that he was not going to make the argument about race. Rather, he criticized Bronson’s live show, of taking the stage with a spliff and handing it to the crowd before performing. He continued, “I don’t think you really know the magnitude of this shit right here, because it’s a lot of y’all young niggas that like to play games, B. Then when you get touched, you start runnin’ to the fuckin’ police, B.” More than just about skills, Ghostface then announced that he has “shooters” in states beyond New York. “I know [your] tour schedule, breh,” he said, calling Bronson a “fraud.” “Where’s your Supreme Clienteles, where’s your Ironman’s, nigga?“ Those albums were gold and platinum, respectively—both Top 10 debuts. Bronson first reached the charts this March with Mr. Wonderful, at #7 on the Top 200, the same position as Supreme Clientele, following 1996’s #2 solo debut.
Ghost urged Bronson to listen to the Teddy Pendergrass vocals he was playing. The MC recalled a phone conversation between the pair earlier this month, following the initial reports. G.F.K. added that he was upset that Bronson’s clarifying tweets were deleted. The 22-year major label vet also recalled meeting Action years ago in South By Southwest, discussing the vocal tone overlaps. “I never disrespected you, bro. I just thought God gave you the same tone.” Ghost’ urged Bronson to listen to Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… interlude, “Shark Niggas (Biters)” which he was featured on.
He closed in saying, “Get your shit together, bro. I want you to enjoy your summer. Because a lot of people don’t make it through the summer.”
Earlier this month (July 10), Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge released Twelve Reasons To Die II.
Is Ghostface Killah’s response stronger than you would have predicted? Given the dichotomy of Ghost’s points, will this turn into battle, or beef? Does this change the meaning behind early cosign collaborations—or will “Meteor Hammer” become another “So Icy”?