After last week’s Verzuz between The LOX and Dipset, Jadakiss received praise for his lyrical prowess and the effortless way in which he commanded the stage. Tyler, the Creator’s response to the rapper’s stage performance specifically went viral, earning reactions from many, including Kiss himself.
Appearing with his group The LOX on “The Breakfast Club”, Jadakiss first commented on Tyler’s confession, “Tyler, The Creator better chill out,” while laughing with his groupmates. He quickly added, “I like Tyler, The Creator.”
Jadakiss, whose real name is Jason Terrance Phillips, quickly explained though, “That just means that he tapped into our frequency and he loved ‘Verzuz’.” While many slammed Tyler for lusting after the straight rapper, Jadakiss noted, “I didn’t take it as disrespect,” before praising his junior rapper, “He’s very talented, very smart.”
Tyler was in awe of Jadakiss while watching The LOX’s “Verzuz” battle with Dispet on August 3. Weighing in on the 46-year-old’s performance, the 30-year-old star left comments during the livestream.
“JADAKISS SKIN IS SO NICE,” he gushed. Further sharing his fondness for Jadakiss, Tyler wrote, “pause I think I gotta crush on jadakiss that n***a confidence and voice control is crazy and he aged well wheesh.”
While Tyler meant no harm with his comments on Jadakiss, some people accused him of being disrespectful for lusting after a straight man. “I feel like some gay men have no respect for straight men sexuality !!!! How you want straight men to respect your sexuality but you don’t respect theirs? Definitely disrespectful,” one wrote. Another simply remarked, “Wow that’s disrespectful.”
Elsewhere in the new interview, Jadakiss shot down ghostwriting rumors that he penned Ma$e’s verse on “Horse & Carriage”, the Notorious B.I.G.’s rhymes on 112’s “Only You”, Biggie and P. Diddy’s verses on “Mo Money, Mo Problems” and Jennifer Lopez’s song “Jenny on the Block”. “All of them are the most wrongly as they can be,” he set things straight. “Nowhere next to close.”
It’s all love.