UPDATED 6:04 p.m. ET: Trick Daddy is standing by his controversial opinions on Jay-Z and Beyoncé. When he hopped on air at 99 Jamz Miami Tuesday, he clarified the statements he made in recently surfaced Clubhouse audio, nearly word-for-word.
“What I said was I don’t think Beyoncé could sing and that Beyoncé is to R&B what Jay-Z is to the state of hip-hop in New York at the time that Jay-Z began considering himself as the king of hip-hop, the G.O.A.T. of rap, which is my opinion,” Trick elaborated. “And opinions like buttholes: Without them, you’ll be full of doo-doo. That’s my unpopular opinion. Who are you? How you feel? If you gotta walk around here worrying about how somebody else feel about how you feel, then you ain’t who you are. That’s my opinion.”
Trick also clarified even further Tuesday in an Instagram Live—adding that he thinks Bey can sing, but not like other vocalists. He also used the moment to throw some flowers Chris Brown’s way.
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The audio clip, which began circulating on social media, starts with the Florida MC discussing another unidentified artist, when he begins to explain his feelings on Bey.
The recording starts with Trick Daddy criticizing the Lemonade artst “because she see money” and “ain’t trying to give back to music or nothing.”
That’s when the rapper moved on to his most controversial take. “Beyoncé don’t write music and barely can sing her motherfuckin’ self. Beyoncé can’t sing,” he said.
The 46-year-old went on to explain his feelings about Jay, sharing that he felt New York huddled around the rapper after Biggie’s death, and that he doesn’t think Hov should be on a “greatest rapper alive” level.
“Man, I watched my godmama train Beyoncé, vocal lessons all her career,” Trick said. “I’mma give an unpopular opinion right now: Beyoncé is to R&B what Jay-Z is to New York. That’s why they together. Jay-Z ain’t never won the greatest rapper alive. Whoever put him on a level like that?”
Of course, after his comments, Trick has been dealing with plenty of backlash on social media, including several hundred bee emojis flooding his comment sections. See what people on Twitter had to say below.