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During a recent episode of the Rappers Ballers Podcast, Fredro Starr made some comments about Royce Da 5’9. While talking to co-host Jonny Vulgar and guest Van Lathan, the Onyx member called the Detroit native a “nerd” rapper while referring to books and the title of his last album, The Allegory.
“That’s my man, look I was on tour with Royce Da 5’9,” he said. “That’s my nigga. We was on the Nelly tour together — real nigga. But I was tryna say he would be in the nerd part of rap. That don’t mean you not a street nigga though, nobody never said that … niggas that read books, niggas that you know, the nerdy niggas.”
He continued, “I wouldn’t consider myself a nerd rapper, but I can still have a conversation with somebody intellectually and not be a nerd. What’s the name of this nigga last album, Royce Da 5’9? The Algor- some crazy name, what was it? It was some ill word, I was like what is that? I’ve never heard of that word until I heard him say it.”
Royce posted a clip of the interview himself then addressed the comments in the next Instagram video. To begin with, Royce gave Fredro his utmost respect and revealed he isn’t bothered by the “nerd” tag at all.
“Ay Fredro my brother, come here for a sec,” he said. “Let me start by saying I have nothing but the sincerest admiration for your legacy and what you’ve contributed to the culture. Any time that I ever speak about you in that regard, I’m always gon’ make sure that it comes across clear and concise that it’s respect, to where it’s nothing that you even would have to think about. ”
He added, “Another thing I wanted to clear up wit’cha. I never had a problem being called a nerd, a backpacker. That never was a trigger for me. I never thought that a Hip Hop nigga, a lyricist, was the juxtaposed version of a street nigga. I never thought that street niggas were the opposite. I never looked that it like that, maybe it’s just because I come from Detroit.”
As the video progresses, Royce gets to the main point by saying he doesn’t play games and isn’t interested in any sort of relationship with Fredro. Video Below: