It’s unclear if Diddy expected the controversial responses after he revealed his intentions of buying the Carolina Panthers. But his announcement has indeed stirred up all kinds of feelings in the public, the most violent of which between Nipsey Hussle and a KRON4 reporter named Henry Wofford.
Wofford, alongside his co-host Darya Folsom, laughed at Diddy’s announcements and doubted whether that could even happen. Nipsey fired back, accusing Wofford, who is black himself, of being racist and threatening to beat both Wofford and Folsom up. Wofford eventually issued a public apology for his tone-deaf news segment, but the feud between the reported and Nipsey is only heating up.
Despite his apology, Wofford seems to have seen the video in which Nipsey threatens to beat him up, and he responded on Twitter literally asking for a fight.
@NipseyHussle I saw you on @TMZ saying you'll beat me down when you see me. Here's your opportunity.I'm old school and only fight for a cause. Let's raise money for the Black Community.We can box or go MMA style in a celebrity fight.Hug when it's over. Let me know time and place!— Henry Wofford (@HWoffordKRON4) December 22, 2017
In a tweet, Wofford called himself “old school” and said he would only fight for a cause, like raising money for the black community. “We can box or go MMA style in a celebrity fight,” Wofford wrote. “Hug when it’s over. Let me know time and place!”
Nipsey caught wind of Wofford’s cheeky response and was having absolutely none of it. His four-part response came hard and fast and was also tinged with the racial animus of the entire situation.
Does Wofford not believe Diddy can buy the team because of his profession? Wofford thought Diddy was drunk and/or high when he first announced his intentions of buying the NFL team.
Nipsey thinks that’s Wofford being an Uncle Tom, and in any case, “[Wofford] ain’t hard enough.”
1st: I’ll beat yo white washed Samuel L Jaccson in DJANGO ass.— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) December 22, 2017
2nd: we rejected you from the Blac community after you COON’d you own people to try to fit in On mainstream Tv.
3rd: I don’t hug uncle Toms.
4th: you ain’t hard enough...& yo knuckles ain’t scared enough. https://t.co/VNyFcIASAw
Wofford has not written back, but Nipsey kept going with two more tweets. It’s unlikely the two will actually meet up to fight, but Nipsey seems pretty invested in the idea.
@KarenCivil hit set this up and make the prize at least 5 mill and I’ll do it in between my album promo...teach this bitch a lesson and when I knoc cuz out he gotta play the story of OJ By jay z any time he on air. https://t.co/VNyFcIASAw— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) December 22, 2017
And if anyone see this buster @HWoffordKRON4 before me...don’t hurt cuz....jus take a pic and tweet the location...the universe will Work the rest out...WE GOTTA GO HARD ON THESE TYPES...research COINTELPRO they always use one of US to take US down.— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) December 22, 2017
Whatever comes out of this feud, we’ve yet to hear any updates on Diddy’s plans regarding the team, and even if he was serious or not. We know he’s not "playing around on the internet" anymore, so he’s probably not kidding. He’s also got the support of Colin Kaepernick and Steph Curry, which only helps make Diddy’s idea seem less and less crazy with each passing day.