A$AP Rocky continues to take shots at Travis Scott. During his headlining set at Rolling Loud Miami ‘23 on Sunday (July, 23), Rocky performed a new song that many interpreted as a Travis Scott diss. In a snippet making the rounds online, Rocky raps: “First you stole my flow, so I stole your bitch/ Then you stole my style, I need at least like 10 percent/ All due disrespect, I hope you take offense.”
Although Rocky didn’t mention Travis Scott by name, many netizens familiar with their rivalry believed he was referring to the “Sicko Mode” rapper, whom he previously accused of copying his style. Given that Travis Scott had a past relationship with Rihanna, the reference became even more indicative
One person commented, “hes still upset that travis got the career he *thought* he was gonna have.”
Another person added, “He’s gotta get over it. Nobody thinks the other guy is a better artist. He just has a better work ethic and understanding of his strengths/weaknesses.”
There’s others that also believe the verse wasn’t aimed at anyone and was just Rocky being a rapper.
“He’s not talking about anyone… that’s rocky talkin his shit as usual. Nothing new. But he is one of the leaders of this generation along with drake Kendrick big Sean JCOLE and more.”
This isn’t the first time A$AP Rocky has seemingly taken shots at Travis Scott. Back in 2019 during a Rolling Loud performance, he delivered a freestyle that some thought was about Scott: “Please don’t compare him and me / You offending me / This ain’t a diss and we ain’t enemies / They concerned with making hits, I’m more concerned with making history,” he rapped.
Rocky later clarified on Twitter (now X) that he and Scott were in good terms. “THAT ME N TRAVIS BEEF SHIT SO PLAYED OUT , LET IT GO” he tweeted.
Rumours of a feud between Rocky and Scott have floated for years. The two rappers have been confused for each other in the past: In 2015, Scott lunged at a fan who called him “ASAP”, saying, “I’m not motherfucking ASAP, bitch.”
In a January 2016 interview with Hot 97’s Ebro In the Morning, The “Fuckin Problems” rapper acknowledged that Scott might have been influenced by his style but maintained that there was no real animosity between them.
“They do say imitation is the highest form of flattery,” he stated. “That man, he doing his thing, he doing what he supposed to do. He gettin’ fly, he fu**in’ bitches, and he makin’ music. I don’t see the problem”.
“You’re hearing it from me, let shorty rock,” Rocky added. “And let the people decide if he a biter or if he authentic. I’m not saying everybody should be allowed to just take [from] whoever got going on. I’m not implying that. I feel like that whole situation sound petty.”
However, in a 2019 interview on Drink Champs, when asked if he believed “Travis Scott stole his whole style,” the Testing creator nodded in agreement. “Yeah,” Rocky said.
Meanwhile, Travis Scott confirmed during his Rolling Loud set on Saturday evening (July 22) that his forthcoming album, Utopia will arrive this Friday (July 28), the same day he will perform at the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. The 32-year-old also informed fans that he will be releasing a movie titled Circus Maximus to accompany the long-awaited album.
This past Friday (July 21), Cactus Jack released what is believed to be the lead single for “Utopia.” The record titled “K-Pop” features the global sensations Bad Bunny and The Weeknd.
“These dummies got to stop leaking sh*t. Every time, we have to go back to the drawing board. But right now, I think it’s in a place where we tightened it up and we really can’t make or break anything right now… it’s time to start rolling out the project.”
He also revealed the album will feature a laundry list of producers that includes Hitkidd, Madlib, Mike Dean, Swedish House Mafia, The Alchemist, and Tyler The Creator.