Lil Yachty's Dad Calls Out Joe Budden After 'Ruining the Culture' Comment

Lil Yachty performs during half time in an NBA basketball game between Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards on  Jan. 27, 2017 in Atlanta.
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Lil Yachty performs during half time in an NBA basketball game between Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards on  Jan. 27, 2017 in Atlanta. 

After Joe Budden dissed Lil Yachty on Complex's music debate show Everyday Struggle, the "One Night" rapper's father came to his defense on Instagram. 

On Tuesday, Shannon McCollum retaliated with a barrage of shots aimed at the Mood Muzik MC. "Only reason I’m posting this so I can publicly say F--- #joebudden," Papa Boat wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post. "N---a u have no relevance in Hip Hop!! And on my life I bet when his album drop his numbers will be better than any project you have released. He’s done more in 1 yr than you’ve done your whole wack ass career. FOH n---as love trying they best to pull somebody down instead of lifting somebody up! Get that free press bruh off the back of my young’n but u still a cornball! #oldwackrapperissues."

Earlier this week, Budden ignited the beef by saying that Yachty is bad for the culture. “I don’t think Yachty is hip-hop. I don’t think Yachty’s label is hip-hop, and when you’re not hip-hop and you’re trying to just troll or exploit, you get things like this album cover, which is to draw attention to music that’s not drawing attention,” Budden said. He also said that Yachty was "ruining the culture." The album cover Budden referenced is the art for Yachty's Teenage Emotions project, which garnered a lot of attention last week for the collection of people it features, including a young gay couple making out.

Yachty responded on Twitter by posting Lil B's 2010 diss record "T-Shirts and Buddens," with the caption reading "My Mood." Budden shrugged off Lil Boat's retort by saying, "That Lil B diss still hard all these years later tho lol."

In an interview with HipHopWired in October, Papa Boat defended his son's talents after he was criticized on social media for his raps. “It’s not for you," said McCollum. "It’s for your kids. Let your kids rock with it."

Take a look at some of Lil Boat's tweets and watch Budden discuss Yachty on Everyday Struggle below.


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