Well, that escalated quickly.
Chris Brown is clapping back at Offset after the Migos member called him out for sharing a meme that appeared to mock 21 Savage's legal troubles and potential deportation. As previously reported, Brown had posted a video in which 21's 2016 XXL Freshman cypher was edited to feature the vocals of Big Shaq, a U.K.-based rapper/comedian.
Offset commented on the post simply with, "Memes ain’t funny lame."
Though the Quality Control rapper's response was far from scathing, Brown was quick to fire back with some insults and a fight challenge. No really. Check out his comment below.
"Fuck you lil boy. Better worry about what u got going and focus on 'you,'" Brown wrote. "All this cap on IG is what's lame. Yo energy wont [sic] that when I came to Drake show in LA. If you don't get yo a hip a hop a hibbet a hibbet to the hip hip hop and ya don't stop the rockin faceass out of my comments. Sensitive as n***a. Call me personally. U want some clout when all u gotta do is pull up [...] If you a real man fight me. Oh and another thing, suck my dick!"
Offset seemingly responded to Brown's insults via Instagram Stories: "Coke head don't want [smoke emoji]," he wrote.
The news comes a couple years after tension between Brown and Migos erupted when Quavo was linked to Karrueche Tran, Brown’s ex. It nearly led to a physical altercation between the artists and/or their teams at the 2017 BET Awards.
21 Savage was arrested Sunday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta. The law enforcement agency claimed the Atlanta-based rapper—legal name Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph—had overstayed his visa and has been placed into removal proceedings. 21's attorneys confirmed their client was born in the United Kingdom, but said he legally entered the U.S. when he was only 7 years old.
His legal team's statement reads in part:
He remained in the United States until 2005, when he departed for approximately one month to visit the United Kingdom. He returned to the United States under a valid H-4 visa on July 22, 2005. Mr. Abraham-Joseph has been continuously physically present in the United States for almost 20 years, except for a brief visit abroad. Unfortunately, in 2006 Mr. Abraham-Joseph's legal status expired through no fault of his own.
21's lawyers are calling for the rapper to be released on bond. They also suggest he was targeted by law enforcement agents because of a song in which he criticizes U.S. immigration policies: "Went through some things, but I couldn't imagine my kids stuck at the border/Flint still need water, n***as was innocent, couldn’t get lawyers," he raps on the extended version of his track "A Lot."
JAY-Z and Roc Nation announced Wednesday they're assisting 21's legal battle against ICE. Attorney Alex Spiro—who has represented Hov, Bobby Shmurda, Aaron Hernandez, and more—spoke to Complex about the case, which he called "a miscarriage of justice."
"The reality is these things happen all the time," Spiro said. "It's only when there is a person of prominence or whom the public takes an interest in that the light is shined on these issues. We hope that once he is released, that we don't all forget about this, and we continue to monitor and think about the people who don't have the same resources he has."
21 remains in ICE's custody.