The love for the Based God poured in after his altercation with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie backstage.
Artists and fans alike are pooling their support for Lil B after he was jumped backstage at Rolling Loud Bay Area. Over the weekend, the Based God was scheduled to perform alongside other top tier MC’s like Travi$ Scott, Lil Wayne and ScHoolboy Q. However, shortly before his set, Lil B was jumped by New York rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and his crew.
I'm disgusted that some of the ppl that stood there & watched this happen 2 Lil B are ppl I not only hella support but thought were real AF pic.twitter.com/Nfm5rYoRzt
— Ana (@dreamwicked) October 22, 2017
The Atlantic Records artist and his crew apparently had beef with Lil B before the Bay Area edition of Rolling Loud weekend began. A few weeks ago, Lil B sent a tweet that Artist and his squad took as shots not just at his city but his music in particular.
“I FEEL LIKE I REP NEW YORK HIP HOP HARDER THEN SOME OF THE ARTIST FROM NEW YORK! THESE NEW YORK ARTIST SOUND LIKE FUTURE N DEJ LOAF,” Lil B tweeted. Don Q retaliated with his own tweet, which now seems like a slight foreshadowing of the melee at Rolling Loud.
— DonQHBTL (@DonQhbtl) October 1, 2017
During the ambush, Lil B was beaten and robbed of the equipment he needed to perform. In lieu of his scheduled set, B hit the stage without an ounce of anger in his body to address the situation and cancel his set.
“Hey man, A Boogie and his whole crew just jumped me in the back, man,” Lil B admitted to the audience right after the altercation. “That shit crazy, man. But I’ma tell y’all like this, it’s all love. I don’t promote violence, I’m never with the violence. So I love them and it’s all good, you feel me? It’s all good. I said something about Boogie’s music, and they all got mad and they jumped me.”
Along with A Boogie’s crew, PnB Rock was also seen near the fight backstage according to footage from social media, which puts him at the scene but doesn’t indicate whether or not he was involved. PnB was taken off Rolling Loud’s set list and was replaced with Kreayshawn, and was tagged in A Boogie’s post following the altercation with the caption “Oh that’s my dawg.”
Although the Bitch Mob Task Force were not able come to his rescue, other MC’s offered their support for the Berkeley native and demand that he’s protected at all costs. When Travis Scott hit the stage at Rolling Loud, he demanded that everyone protect Lil B “at all costs.” ScHoolboy Q also called for fans to “always protect” the Based God.
At the end of the day, Lil B’s goal is to keep the peace no matter what happened backstage. In an interview with Shaheem Reid shortly after he got off stage, Lil B reinforced his stance on the issue and still has love for A Boogie and his crew.
“It’s all good. I send love and respect to them. If they wanna work, do something, we can chop it up and come as men and take a handshake,” B told REVOLT. “I looked everybody in their face as men. I’m a man. I got respect and honor. I think that’s what it’s about. Not being revengeful. I’m hurt. I’m not feeling like I need to hurt them or they need to be hurt because of it, I’m cool. And they’re cool. But I think what they should take from this is not be so violent and negative because they’re in a good situation. Don’t mess that up with negativity and violence.”
Watch the interview with Lil B in full below.
Photo Credit: REVOLT