On Wednesday afternoon, the 17-year-old posted a tweet that reassured fans everything was “cool” between him and the Dreamville artist; however, he immediately took aim at Russ.
"ME & J COLE COOL NOW SO NOW ITS FUCK RUSS,” he wrote.
It’s unclear why Pump has decided to take aim at the “What They Want” artist; however, many suspect it has something to do with Russ’ anti-drug statements.
Back in November 2017, Russ was spotted wearing a shirt that read: “How Much Xans And Lean Do You Have To Do Before You Realize You’re A Fucking Loser.”
Russ eventually hit up Twitter to further explain his anti-drug stance, while also blasting artists who glorify substance abuse through their music and personal lives. (Lil Pump is one of many rappers who has referenced drug use in their raps; he even posed with a Xanax-shaped celebratory cake last summer.)
It’s also important to note that Russ has received a lot of heat from the hip-hop world after he criticized how some producers are making "wack shit."
“People think that you blame the rappers for the state of hip-hop,” Russ said during a VladTV interview last year. “Rappers are not making the music. You gotta blame the producers. Producers are making wack shit. If a producer…If all I do is rap, I’m a vocalist. If a producer sends me a pack of 20 beats, and they’re all wack and they all sound the same, I’m just fucked. I gotta pick the best of the worst.”
Unsurprisingly, many producers—including Metro Boomin, Frank Dukes, and London on da Track—blasted Russ for his derogatory comments.
“Don't speak on black producers at all, and I'm gonna say this shit the last time because you're not black, don't speak on black producers, bro,” Southside said during an Instagram Live session in April. “Saying that there are no more Dr. Dres, there are no more Timbalands, there are no more this, there are no more that. You're right, nigga. There are no more of them at all. All those niggas you speaking on are 50 years or better. They are the OGs, we respect them, but music has changed and it has shifted. You sound stupid, bro.”
Obviously, Russ isn't very popular within the hip-hop realm. Is Pump now taking aim at him simply because he's an easy target? Or is there something more to the story? We'll find out soon enough.