Why I Am Upset With M.I – Vector Reveals
The beef between the duo was said to have started with M.I’s comment about Vector’s collaboration on Loose Talk podcast as well as his controversial lyrics on his “Rappers Fix Up Your Life” track. On the song, M.I praised South African rappers and blasted all Nigerian Rappers who have abadoned the Rap culture to embrace singing.
Meanwhile, M.I’s comment on the state of Rap genre in Nigeria sparked up a reaction from Vector and since then the rapper has been throwing shades at M.I, and it was speculated that another Hip-hop beef in Nigeria could be brewing.
In a recent interview with Sunday Scoop, Vector opened up on why he is upset with M.I. Vector said;
“no matter how much your parents flog you, they will not tell outsiders that you are a stupid child. He doesn’t have to say it openly that SA rappers are ‘killing’ Nigerian rappers. I have never said this before, but the simple truth is that we shouldn’t wash our dirty linen in public. It is fine to discipline people at home and I support that. If your children mess up, you can discipline them.
“When Jay-Z released the Death of Auto-Tune, he addressed everyone and said they should all go back to rap music. He didn’t say a group of rappers is doing better than one group. I didn’t like the fact that he called out Nigerian rappers openly and was comparing us with SA rappers.”
However, the Lafiaji rapper also cleared the air about reasons he has not had any collaboration with M.I over the years. He said, they have both made several attepmts to work together but something always came up.
“We tried to work together on two different occasions, but it just didn’t happen. The first time was when he sent a beat to me to work on and he was supposed to be on the remix of my song, King Kong. Classiq later took his verse and did very well. We can still do something together later in the future. It is music; it is nothing serious,” he concluded