Riff Raff Gets Grilled By HOT97's Program Director

Things got real on Hot 97’s morning show when Riff Raff stopped by yesterday (May 23). Accusing the Houston rapper of representing “a stereotype of a certain type of black person,” program director Ebro questions the authenticity of Riff Raff’s image, putting in question his aesthetic, and probing him or whether it was “serious or a costume.”

Sharing that he grew up listening to the likes of Swisha House, Slim Thug and Paul Wall, Riff Raff proceeded to defend his music and look for the skeptic Ebro.

“These tattoos, these aren’t stickers,” he explained. “And my money, my jewels, the reason I get back-to-back chains with diamonds and stuff [...] If somebody’s playing around, what they’re gonna do is maybe go to the middle of the mall, buy some duplicate chains that they think someone else would buy. Me, all my songs, 90 videos, all original songs, all original beats. Now am I flamboyant? Am I over the top? Maybe.”

Referring to the low-income motivations behind hip-hop’s blinged out lifestyle, the Hot 97 host took his analysis a step further by questioning Riff Raff’s background and whether or not the rapper grew up in poverty.

“So now I’m being grilled on my past? Let me tell you, I dropped out of school. I’m not a pity story, that’s the thing,” Riff Raff responded. “That’s the whole thing about where I come from and what I do. When you have people constantly telling you ‘You ain’t shit,’ like how you coming at me with that. You think I haven’t been through this before? I got constant shit coming at me from all angles.”

Though he refused to grant the specifics on his early days (he claims to be saving the details for a book), Riff Raff assured Ebro that while he is not a parody, he does intend to enjoy himself, to which the Hot 97 host showed a bit of respect.

“I’m looking to have fun and not have nothing negative around me at all times,” he said. “But I want a lot of money, I want a lot of women, I want a lot of drugs around me. I wanna have fun.”

Following the interview, Riff Raff took to his Twitter for a mini-rant:

“JUST FOR THAT HOT 97 GRiLLiNG, i AiNT CUTTiNG NO HATERS SLACK NOW iM BOUT TO FLEX ON EVERY iNTERViEW, DONT BELEiVE ME JUST WATCH”

AFTER ALL THE SHYT i WENT THRU TO MAKE iT TO THE TOP & i JUST GOT A NEW OFFiCE AT MTV i SHOULD BE HAPPY BUT WATCHiN THAT HOT 97 MAKES ME NOT”

“i FEEL A LiL BiT HARASSED BY HOT 97 iN MANHATTAN, i MiGHT JUST HAVE TO TAKE ACTiON AND CALL JESSE JACKSON”

Watch the video of the full exchange here.

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Many suspected that there was beef between Future and Jay-Z after Hov appeared to take a jab at Future's current family situation on his 2017 album, 4:44. While Hendrix has remained rather silent about the subliminal line in the past, the rapper revealed during an interview on Hot 107.9 ATL's "The Durty Boyz Show" that he actually confronted Jay about the line.

The lyric in question appeared on Jay-Z's single "Kill Jay-Z." "In the future, other n***as playin' football with your son/You had lost it, 13 bottles of Ace of Spade what it did to Boston," Jigga raps. The lyrical wordplay appears to reference Future and Ciara's intense custody battle and also commented on Russell Wilson filling in as a father figure for Future's son.

While he admittedly thought it was a diss, he says Jay was singing a different tune. "When I talked to him, ‘I didn’t really say that. Look man, I didn’t mean it like that.'" He said of his conversation with the Brooklyn artist. "And I was just like, you supposed to be biggin’ up the rap community. NFL deal with NFL. You supposed to be biggin’ me up if anything."

The "Rocket Ship" rapper also stated that rappers shouldn't attack other rappers for the sake of Instagram captions or memes. "We come from the trenches. I come from the streets. You come from the streets," he continued. "You supposed to be biggin’ me up. You supposed to be giving that no negative attention for a hot line, something that’s going to always be out…"

Despite the past drama however, Future says he's moved on and is focusing his attention on bigger things.  "[The song is] out now… It is what it is. I ain’t even trippin’ off him. I’m trying to get to where I’m going, and ain’t nobody going to stop me or whatever going on, the talking, the captions, or whatever the memes – it can’t stop me because it’s a vision that I have and it’s goals that I have, that I set out for myself that I got to get that no matter what."

Future is currently promoting his latest album, The Wzrd, which was released on Jan. 18. Check out the clip from his recent interview below.

 

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112 Hints At A Christian Music Collaboration With Kanye West

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Slim made the revelation during an interview with TMZ on Monday (Jan. 21). Unfortunately, Slim wouldn't drop too many details about the project, but hinted that the collaboration could or could not happen.

"Kanye being a musical genius, he’ll do an album and then scrap it," he said. "Whatever happens, it’s something that God wanted to happen."

Slim's latest comments come shortly after a video surfaced online of 112 serenading Kim Kardashian with a rendition of their single "Cupid" on FaceTime. The clip went viral, prompting suspicion of a possible collaboration.

Aside from music, Slim said he also talked to Kanye to see where he was mentally. "Kanye is in a real good place," he revealed. "We were talking about things that were more spiritual and he’s in a real good place right now."

Stay tuned to see if the Kanye West and 112 Christian collaboration actually happens.

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According to attendees at the show, Davidson spoke candidly about watching the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly and the consequences that Kelly should receive as a result of his years of alleged abuse and misconduct. "I thought I was having a bad year," the comedian joked, according to Us Weekly.  "[Kelly] should get shot in the f**king face."

Pete is the latest celebrity to speak out against Kelly. He follows criticism from John Legend, Lady Gaga, Omarion, and more.

Davidson also discussed his relationship withe x-girlfriend Ariana Grande during his segment. He reportedly joked about Grande's previous comments about his large manhood. According to the SNL star however, his penis is fairly average. "[Ariana is a] tiny lady, so everything to her is huge," he said. "Every girl for the rest of my life who sees my penis will be disappointed."

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