G.O.O.D Music signee and Chicago rapper Valee has been attracting a lot of attention thanks to the release of his project GOOD Job, You Found Me in Mar. 2018. While the rapper has been gaining momentum ever since, he has managed to get his name mixed up in drama with some big names in the industry. Fans have recently accused major artists like Nicki Minaj, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Tyler the Creator, and Lil Pump of stealing Valee’s flows on various songs.
Valee previously remained silent about the rumors, but in a new interview with Mass Appeal in Aug. 2018, the rapper expressed his true thoughts about the situation.
none got more flows than young?
we asked @valee about rappers borrowing his flow 👀
— MASS APPEAL (@MassAppeal) August 6, 2018
While Valee didn’t disagree with fan comments, he suggested that he was not hurt by the impersonations because they haven’t been mastered by any of the artists in question. “I never get the time to get mad because I’m so happy that they didn’t do it right,” he said. “Anybody that uses the flow—Tyler, the Creator, 6ix9ine, Nicki Minaj—no matter how big they are, it just makes me happy because you’re so big but you can’t do something right.”
Valee may not have negative thoughts concerning the situation, but this wouldn’t be the first time any of these rappers have been accused of copying Chicago’s rap style. Tekashi in particular, has been heavily criticized by other rappers and fans for adopting Chicago’s style, yet disrespecting the city’s native talent.
Check out Valee’s full comments in the Mass Appeal interview here.