Ice-T, Soulja Boy bicker via YouTube
Ice-T and Soulja Boy are apparently feuding. Now, before you declare this the most one-sided fight since the Harlem Globetrotters schooled those basketball robots on Gilligan’s Island (know your history, kids), here’s the backstory: Ice-T dropped a half-hearted rant on a mixtape claiming that Soulja “single-handedly killed hip-hop,” and telling him to “eat a d---.” (Language, obviously, NSFW)
The clip found its way to YouTube (see above), which happens to be the one place where Mr. Crank That feels most at home, so he responded with an inspired 7-minute slam about Ice-T’s age, hitting up the Cop Killer’s Wikipedia page to glean info on his real name, birth date and ... did we mention how old he is? “You were born before the Internet was created. How the f--- did you even find me?” ... “You hit me, your f---ing arm’s gonna break. I’ll let you fight my grandaddy, dog. That n----- will knock your ass out.” (Language NSFW)
Ice retaliated with another YouTube video, calling Soulja’s music “garbage” and saying: “When you go against me, you go against the whole West Coast, you go against all the OG’s, and trust me, there will be ramifications — not from me, but from hip-hop. You done f---ed up, lil’ homey.” He throws in this gem: “Watch the YouTubes ... this s--- is gonna go down.” Sigh. "The YouTubes?" (Language ... do we even need to say it?)
Gawker notes that neither party comes out of this squabble looking particularly fresh 'n’ clean ... but then wouldn’t you know, it, here comes everyone’s favorite know-it-all, Kanye West, to step in and declare a winner. “Soulja boy is fresh ass hell and is actually the true meaning of what hip hop is sposed to be,” West wrote on his blog. “He came from the hood, made his own beats, made up a new saying, new sound and a new dance with one song. He had all of America rapping this summer. If that ain’t Hip Hop then what is?”
Doesn’t really matter: No matter what Kanye says, Ice-T will still straight-up murder Soulja. For reals.