The rapper and Love & Hip Hop star made his opinion on Bey and Jay-Z known in an audio clip that recently circulated on social media, in which he said “Beyoncé can’t sing” and Jay-Z “ain’t never won the gratest rapper alive.” The 46-year-old’s Instagram comments have been flooded by Beyoncé fans since.
Dropping by for an interview with Marc Lamont Hill at BNC News, Trick Daddy doubled down on his comments.
Explaining that the audio came from a discussion on Clubhouse focused on unpopular opinions, Trick Daddy suggested the clip only depicted a small part of what he had to say and that people “took it the wrong way.” He continued, “The part about her not writing her songs…95 percent of all vocalists don’t write their own music, so that’s not a big issue. And I said that Jay-Z was to New York and the hip-hop scene in New York to what Beyoncé is in the R&B scene. … I said she can’t sang.”
Trick suggested Bey doesn’t measure up to the likes of Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, or Adele, explaining there’s “a difference between singing and sanging.” He said fans upset by his comments “probably didn’t hear what I said, they don’t undertstand what I’m saying because they’re trolls.” Despite the backlash, he maintained that the reaction from the Beyhive doesn’t bother him.
“I don’t care who don’t agree with me,” he said. “If I offended somebody, do I care? Yeah, probably. But I don’t think I said nothing to offend anybody.” Standing his ground, he also maintained that Chris Brown was on a similar level as Michael Jackson, much to the protest of Marc Lamont Hill. “Beyoncé is a hell of a performer,” the rapper said.
Asked if he has anything to say to the Beyhive, Trick Daddy simply replied, “How y’all doing, Beyhive? Wish y’all supported me as much, I sold a lot of records, ain’t never got nominated for no awards.” He gave props to the fanbase but added, “I grew up with roaches, I’m more afraid of roaches than bees.”
Watch the full interview above.