Nelly and Chingy’s 2000s Beef Goes Viral, Surprising Some Fans That They Exchanged Shots on Hit Songs

The St. Louis rappers were once at war.

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Verbal shots were fired between Nelly and Chingy in the early 2000s, but it looks like the internet is just learning about it.

A TikTok from @hip.hop.historian8 recaps the two St. Louis rappers sparring with each other in throwback verses, including Nelly's 2004 song "Another One" and Chingy's "Right Thurr (Remix)." As the clip was brought to X, formerly known as Twitter, users were surprised at the beef, which ended in 2006 with the mediation of Nelly's cousin. However, Chingy has discussed his grudge with Nelly in various interviews throughout the years.

Nothing better than getting older and learning niggas used to be beefing

— The Ignorant Noodle (@IgnorantNoodle) November 15, 2023
Twitter: @IgnorantNoodle

The clip in the TikTok above of Nelly and Chingy discussing their fued is taken from Beef II, a documentary that detailed numerous hip-hop fueds. You can watch the full Nelly/Chingy segment in the YouTube clip below.

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But clearly, some people had never seen Beef II before, as noted by the reactions on social media.


Me while Chingy & Nelly talk about about killing each other:

— tim hell. (@itsTimHell) November 15, 2023
Twitter: @itsTimHell

Too many people shocked by Chingy’s lyrical ability in the quotes letting me know y’all never listened to “We Got” on Chicken-N-Beer

— BRI (@BriMalandro) November 15, 2023
Twitter: @BriMalandro

STL has been the murder capital since forever. And the music was so upbeat and happy, nobody paid attention to the shots and subliminals. Niggas just now paying attention to the Chingy remix lol. Like Nelly came out the gate with a fuckin nursery rhyme about a drive - by. We just…

— Head Broke Boi Will (@MrGee54) November 15, 2023
Twitter: @MrGee54

The feud began after Chingy signed to Ludacris' Disturbing tha Peace Records. Nelly originally wanted to sign the Jackpot rapper to his label Derrty Entertainment, but had frustrations with Chingy allegedly disrespecting him after opting to go with Luda. At the 2005 Radio Music Awards, Chingy approached Nelly to squash the beef, but his attempts were ignored. In a 2022 interview with DJ Vlad, Chingy claimed that Nelly's sister, Jacqueline "Jackie" Donahue, also tried to get the two to make amends before her death from leukemia.

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"Right before she passed, and I didn't know she had cancer, I seen her in the airport," Chingy said at the time. "She said, 'Don't you worry about my brother. He'll come off his high horse. Don't you worry about him. You just keep doing what you doing.'"

He continued, "But she said she had a wish – for me and him to come together. This is the last time I saw her. After that, she passed away."

Donahue's wish worked, as Nelly and Chingy have been amicable in the years since, last performing back-to-back at The Allentown Fair in September. Earlier this year, Chingy was also an opener for Nelly's 'Hot in Herre' music festival in Toronto.

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