Lil Yachty Fires Back at Ex-MLB Player for Criticizing His 'Monday Night Football' Halftime Performance

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Lil Yachty performs during day 3 of the 51st Festival d'ete de Quebec on July 7, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada.

Lil Yachty popped up during halftime of this week's Monday Night Football, performing his new song "Everything Good, Everything Right" in a striking black-and-white video shot in an empty warehouse. Apparently some MNF viewers weren't too familiar with the 21-year-old rapper, taking to social media to question what they just witnessed.

One criticism that caught Yachty's eye came from former MLB pitcher Travis Blackley, which prompted a shrewd rebuttal from the Quality Control rapper. "Absolute trash! How does this even pass for talent!" the left-handed pitcher tweeted, bashing Yachty. "Nothing about this so called music is real! What’s ur voice actually sound like without Autotune? It can’t be any worse that this."

The Atlanta native wasn't having it and swiftly clapped back by going after Blackley's unemployment. "That’s why u a free agent bitch,” Lil Boat quipped with a series of crying laughing emojis.

The halftime performance supported Lil Yachty's just-released Nuthin' 2 Prove album, which came out Friday.

"I [know] I pissed n---as off when all they wanted to do was watch football and my chunky ass popped up at half time dancing around a vacant warehouse I’m [everywhere] bitch," he tweeted after seeing some of the initial reaction to his ESPN appearance.

Watch Lil Yachty's performance for yourself and see his response below.