Lil Nas X dressed up as Nicki Minaj for Halloween and it seems to have gotten some of the other male rappers in a tizzy.
First, it was 50 Cent — and now Dave East felt the need to let the world know his homophobic thoughts.
The “Old Town Road” rapper’s costume, which is nod to his days running a Nicki Minaj stan account, caught a lot of attention. Many showered the outfit with praise, but Dave East instead replied to the outfit with the use of a homophobic slur.
“And y’all was mad at me about this n***a,” Dave East wrote alongside an aggregated Instagram post of Lil Nas X’s Halloween costume. “Bati mon bun up!!!!” he wrote in another post, before adding, “I gotta move to Jamaica, @PopcaanMusic on my wayyyyy chubble.” The phrase “batty man” is a homophobic slur that originates from Jamaica, a country in which homosexuality is still outlawed, but only for men according to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.
“It’s ‘batty man’ n****s can’t even be homophobic the proper way smh butchering the hell out of the patois,” replied Lil Nas X, retweeting screenshots of Dave East’s since-removed posts. “Bro I don’t bother a soul in this industry. All I do is tweet and make bangers. Leave me alone Damn.”
Okay — but who cares what Dave East thinks?