By Rob Markman
It used to be that if rappers had a beef, they’d hit the studio and flood the mixtape scene with dis tracks, but as the Notorious B.I.G. once said “Things Done Changed.” It’s unclear how far the issue between 50 Cent and French Montana will lead the rappers into the studio, but it has already made for some entertaining Twitter banter.
After spending the past 48 hours retweeting disparaging French comments from his fans, Fif hurled some new barbs at his new foe. “I herd there was a @frenchmontana listening party at Interscope so I’m here,” the G-Unit head honcho wrote sarcastically, throwing a shot at his labelmate.
“Dont come wit da funny tank top on lol,” French wrote in response, referencing the multi-colored G-Unit-branded tees that Fif has been known to wear.
The back-and-forth began on Wednesday after Complex.com published an interview where French questioned the effectiveness of rap beef these days and used 50’s rap tiffs as an example. “I feel like beef hurt him,” Montana said before questioning if 50 can be the SoundScan juggernaut he once was.
Fif didn’t take too kindly to the Bad Boy rapper’s assessment of his career and went on Twitter to voice his displeasure. Montana then responded with a tweet of his own. “damnnn homie last year u was da mannnnn homieeeeeee wat da f—— happen to uuuuuu,” he wrote referencing a lyric in 50’s 2003 single “Wanksta.”
Montana would later erase the message, only to repost it again.
50 continued to clown French joking that the Montana listening session that he was so looking forward to was canceled. “Im disappointed Man I want to hear the music ? SMSaudio,” he wrote.