During a recent Instagram Live session, Lanez boasted about his writing skills and boldly claimed that Joyner was not on his level of talent: "The Joyner kid? He's nice, but he can't fuck with me," the Love Me Now? artist declared. "Not on no level, period."
Joyner caught wind of these comments and decided to challenge Lanez to a good ol' fashion rap battle, in which both artists would release a freestyle over the same instrumentals.
"If your so confident my guy, let’s pick a beat. You spit your hardest bars over it and I'll do the same," Joyner wrote on Instagram. "We'll let the people decide who ain’t fucking with who [...] If you're not willing to step up and accept my proposal, then don’t ever say no silly shit like, 'bar for bar Joyner Lucas ain’t fucking with me' ever again in your life."
Lanez accepted the challenge.
On Tuesday morning, the Toronto-born artist released a freestyle over the beat of Eminem's "Lucky You"—the Kamikaze track on which Joyner was featured.
Uh, hit him with a mini MAC
Is he really that bad that I gotta hit him with a bigger gat?
Matter fact, riddle me that
I’m literally at the spot that he said he’d be at, but where is he at?
Like, really n***a? Is you really tellin' me that?
Like I ain’t prepared to hit him with a felony act?
Like, what you thought, I would never react?
Joyner responded to the freestyle on Instagram, insisting he had something up his sleeve for Lanez ... and Trippie Redd.
Enjoy the show, people.