Skepta Thinks Rap Battles Are ‘Bad For Business’ These Days: ‘Let The Kids Argue’

The grime legend made the comment in a recent interview with The Evening Standard.

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A person wearing a button-up shirt and a chains necklace stands against a metallic background, looking upward

The back-and-forth between Kendrick Lamar and Drake seems to have slowed down, but the conversations surrounding it have not.

On Friday (May 17), The Evening Standard published an interview with Skepta where they discussed the Boy Better Know star’s newly-launched PUMA line and all of his other projects.

Skepta—whose ties with Drake stretch back years, with the Canadian star famously appearing on the intro to “Shutdown”—remained diplomatic. “I’m going to stay out of this one,” he said. “It used to be fun back in the day but now it’s getting a bit serious. Battling is really good when the two people have nothing to lose. We all got it out of our system when we were younger.”

“Nowadays, I think it’s bad for business,” he added. “We’re too old for that, man…  Let the kids argue. It’s fun when you’re in school; you’re having cussing matches, but nobody cares. You don’t lose anything. But we’re adults now and we have children and we’re taking care of our families. Personally, I think I’ve done all the clashing and battling I need to do.”

But, as we all know, Skep has never backed down from a war.


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