On Friday morning, Smokepurpp took to Instagram Live to take credit for Pump's earliest songs, including his 2017 massive hit single "Gucci Gang."
"Boy, you better stop playin', n**ga. I wrote and produced all your first songs, n**ga," Smokepurpp said in the broadcast. "[...] Man, listen. I'm not playing with you no more, n**ga. I need all my royalties, man. I need all my money, n**ga [...] 'Gucci Gang,' that was my song, n**ga. I gave you that song. I gave you your first big hit."
Pump fired back at his friend shortly after.
"Smokepurpp, stop playin' with me, man. I created Soundcloud!" Pump said on Instagram. "Purpp, stop f**king playing with me, bro. I'm the first person to introduce you to fucking Ronny J, DJ Carnage, and Travis Scott. Stop playing with me [...] That's my flow, that's my song!"
Some fans suspect the feud was a publicity stunt for Pump's newly released sophomore album, Harverd Dropout. The long-delayed project finally hit streaming services Thursday night, and boasted guest appearances by Kanye West, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, and Smokepurpp.
Check out reactions to the rappers' "beef" below.