What’s Beef?: Jay Electronica Throws Shade At Kendrick Lamar, Threatens To Smack 50 Cent [VIDEO]

Jay Electronica threatens to smack 50 cent and isn't impressed by Kendrick Lamar.

Jay Electronica’s skill on the mic is only surpassed by his talent to withhold new music and disappear from the spotlight for long stretches. Last night, however, the New Orleans native surfaced to answer questions from fans via the social media app Periscope. What he shared during the Q&A was predominantly shade and threats that some of his fellow rappers are unlikely to take lightly.

Riding around Miami bumping Future, Jay Elec starts the video off by throwing out a few signature DJ Khaled quotes and talking about the new Tesla X he just copped. Things get interesting around the 3:20 mark of the video, when the rapper is asked about this year’s leading Grammy nominee, Kendrick Lamar. Dismissing the TDE emcee, Electronica says “Throw some Kendrick on. Nah, f*ck that. I like the one Kendrick song with Gunplay, “Cartoon & Cereal,” but other than that, we don’t know what that n**ga talkin’ bout.” Another question around the 12:40 mark incites Jay Electronica to throw even more unfiltered disrespect at Kendrick. Electronica pulls no punches in his response, saying “Kendrick is my son. Kendrick is a baby. Kendrick wish that he could be me.” Not even a minute later though, the emcee tries to change his tune, responding to another fan’s comment with “Stop trying to put me and K. Dot against each other. That’s my family.”

Electronica’s comments about Kendrick are pretty harsh, but he saves his best trash talk for 50 Cent. Around the 11:40 mark of the video, Elec goes as far as to threaten to put hands on 50. “50 Cent once was a good rapper. Right now, he got the potential to be a good rapper, but he’s on some sucker sh*t. We’ll smack 50’s f*ckin’ eyeballs loose out his scalp,” taunts Electronica.

Apart from threatening and diminishing fellow emcees, Electronica also briefly touches on his elusive debut album during the video. He states that his favorite song on the Act II: Patents of Nobility is a yet-to-be-titled track featuring Jay Z, so it’s clear he’s not referring to “Road to Perdition.”

Jay Electronica’s opinions on other rappers aren’t entirely derogatory. The Roc Nation representative does find time to show love to Lupe Fiasco, Drake, J. Cole, and Freddie Gibbs.

If you’re keeping score at home, that’s one new rapper that Jay Electronica has dissed (he already had issues with 50 Cent in the past) and the usual grand total of zero new songs. Suffice it to say, you’ll probably be catching a ride from a driverless Lyft car before Act II ever drops.




Photo Credit: HipHopEarly.com

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Nate Santos

A born and bred New Yorker, Nate was raised on '90s hip-hop and AND1 streetball mixtapes. In his early college years, he began writing for music blogs and YRB Magazine, while working one of the scummiest jobs known to man, mobile phone sales. He later joined The SOURCE as a Contributing Editor for the print magazine and TheSource.com. He has written for XXL magazine, Complex.com and BET.com, among other media outlets. On occasion, he still loses sleep over Game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals. He often copes with the stress of being a lifelong Knicks fan by adding to his sizable sneaker collection or watching a George Carlin stand-up special.