1. September 2011: On the track “Middle of the Cake,” Kool A.D. of Das Racist calls Rap Genius “white devil sophistry.” Moghadam posts a shirtless response on YouTube.
??2. Feb. 12, 2013: After a private party at Andreessen Horowitz general partner Ben Horowitz’s house in Silicon Valley, Moghadam Instagrams photos of fellow dinner guests, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and rapper Nas. Facebook demands that he take down the photos. He responds in an interview that Zuckerberg can “suck my dick.” He later says he was misquoted and that he actually said, “Zuck my dick.”???
3. Feb. 21: Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam sends out a tweet through the company’s main account, @RapGenius, saying: “WARREN BUFFETT CAN GO SUCK MY DICK.” Moghadam explains that his animosity toward Buffett dates back to when Moghadam graduated from Stanford Law School and an internship offer with Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway was rescinded after the firm discovered Moghadam’s satirical memo directed to “Ballstate Insurance Co.”??
4. May 1: At a TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, Moghadam references “naked Adderall sessions” while the three co-founders were coding Rap Genius.??
5. Aug. 21: Spin critic Chris Weingarten tweets that an annotation on Rap Genius for Three 6 Mafia’s “Put Cha D. in Her Mouth” are very “informative.” Rap Genius’ official Twitter account replies, “I’mma rape you in your mouth cuz.” The tweet is later deleted.