DMX Apologizes to Lloyd Banks for Questioning His Lyrical Ability, Tony Yayo Responds

DMX retracted a statement he made earlier this week, when he said that he didn't think Lloyd Banks should be considered a top tier lyricist.


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DMX hopped on Instagram Live with Fat Man Scoop recently, where they discussed who they believe are the best lyricists ever.

During their rundown, X questioned why Fat Man Scoop put Lloyd Banks on his list. 

"Lloyd Banks? Lyrical?" X asked. "Quote four bars. Impress me with four bars of his. It shouldn't be hard."

So because I didn’t come to the studio to work when HE reached out..I’m not that good? 😂

— Lloydbanks (@Lloydbanks) May 25, 2020

Understandably, Banks didn't take too kindly to X's sentiment, and explained why he thinks DMX made those comments on Twitter.

I didn’t..I had a flight to catch 🤷🏽‍♂️

— Lloydbanks (@Lloydbanks) May 26, 2020

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X clearly caught wind of Banks' response, and admitted that he made a mistake, while also taking a shot at Tony Yayo. "It takes a real n*gga to admit when he's wrong......" he wrote over a screencap of Banks' tweets. "My apologies to loyd banks I was thinking tony yayo when I was asked about banks. I fuck with banks!"

Yayo responded to X's subtle diss on Friday night, getting straight to the point by tweeting: "Dmx a crack head who cares what he think."

X hasn't responded to Yayo yet, if he will at all. You can watch the entire conversation between DMX and Fat Man Scoop down below.


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