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Fabolous Weighs In On Troy Ave And Joey Bada$$ Beef

(AllHipHop News) Fresh off the stage from his performance in Tampa Bay at a Spring Break concert called Wild Splash 2016, Fabolous took the time to speak with the famed Bootleg Kev for a round of Q&A.

While Fab spoke about his new album with Jadakiss (Freddy vs Jason) that will be available on both iTunes and Tidal, Fab took the time to weigh in on the Troy Ave/Joey Bada$$ beef that’s been getting headlines over the past few weeks.

According to Fab, when Fabolous first met Troy it was through the streets and he didn’t even know Troy rapped.  Since then the two have collaborated on a host of records including the fan favorite, “Only Life I Know.” (See Below)

“I worked with Troy Ave because I met him really in the streets and we built our relationship from there, and then it came out.  Actually when I met him, I didn’t even know he rapped,” Fabolous explained.

“So I just met him and we ended up clicking and then he came out of nowhere talking about he rapped and he had songs and stuff, so I tried to help him out as much as I could.”

When asked specifically about the Capital Steez line by Troy Ave, Fabolous said, “I don’t know all the specifics in it,” but weighed in further on Rap beef in 2016.

“I don’t know all the specifics in it, I don’t know all that happened. I heard Troy respond, and then I heard that one of the guys came at Troy about his album sales or something like that. So I don’t really know everything that happened really in it, and I know people are going crazy about something that Troy said, but I don’t really know all the info,” Fab said of the beef.

When Bootleg Kev then briefed him on Capital Steez’s passing a few years ago due to a reported suicide and the Troy Ave line, Fab let him know that Hip-Hop is a “competitive sport.”

“It’s a competitive sport so when people throw shots at you, you know, you gotta expect a retaliation too or a reply,” Fab said.

From there Kev and Fab kept it moving but whether you think Fab sides with Troy from their relationship in the streets, or whether Fab is neutral, Fab let it be known that rap is a sport and you better be ready.

Is Fab suggesting that anything is fair game? Let us know your thoughts below!


  • Flip Jones

    They didn’t let fab speak on the situation smh. #amateurs

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  • The City

    Let Brooklyn handle Brooklyn business…we got our own problems in The City.

  • WeakSauce

    “it’s a competitive sport” This line has been over F’n used lol

    • STEPH

      He’s seen the east vs west coast, Pac and Big beef….It is though, this shit is rated Disney.

      • WeakSauce

        Rated Disney lmaooo Got me laughing over this one lol

      • STEPH

        Bruh your smart I just had this dumbass tell me Fabolous wasn’t even out then, What am I talking about…..I know that, I was talking about he was around as a fan just like everyone else and seen the harsh lyrics and niggas getting popped at (the Dogg Pound), that this beef is rated Disney. Smh some of these people on social media are fu-king stupid…..You feel me though and understood the statement

      • WeakSauce

        Yeah, I just seen that. You were basically saying that it was kid shit compare to the beefs from back then. Big, pac and alll that ishhh
        I feel you son!

      • Jay

        Fabolous wasn’t even out during that time, what are you talking about?

      • STEPH

        So by him living in Brooklyn (East Coast) you don’t think he was peeping the whole shit like any other person who was a fan of rap music you stupid muthafu-ka? I’m not saying he was rolling wit Biggie or Nas or even had an album out (his first album was in 2001) at the time, I as a fan witness the harshness of the lyrics and the seriousness of the whole beef and compared to this Troy Ave thing…I consider it rated G compared to back then. (In a dumb niggas voice) Fabolous wasn’t even out during that time, what are you talking about….How did everyone else understand that except you Goofy muthafu-ka.

      • Jay

        You’re the only stupid muthafucka here. You all onFab’s dick speaking like he was out riding on Pac and Death Row during that time. Stop being a stan.

      • STEPH


      • STEPH

        Your answering messages like you drank a whole fifth of 151 Bacardi dark Lol. Stop answering questions like your blood alcohol level is below the legal limit 😂😂😂😂😂

      • WeakSauce

        At some you have to realize that some people are dumber that other and can’t comprehend simple English.

      • STEPH

        You dumber than a box of rocks boy 😂😂😂😂😂

    • Brook York

      It’s a competitive sport until somebody gets killed….smh.

  • Fab don’t know ish about being competitive. What real beef Fab ever had!?

    • Bob Marley

      Who do you listen to? Young thug

      • Not at all! Only person I been listening to lately is your old lady. She stay yappin bout somethin!

      • STEPH

        Dude young homie, he don’t know shit.

    • Uncle Ruckus

      Rap beef? Ali Vegas I recall.

    • STEPH

      You young homie Lol….He’s seen all the bullshit, and this isn’t nothing compared to East/West, Pac/Big, Jay/Nas, 50cent/Murder Inc, 50/Jadakiss,etc…this is nothing homie. LOL

      • he said what beef has FAB been in. i can’t remember too many. maybe aline about mase several years back when they used to say fab sounded like him. thats when fab used to real slow. sheesh back in 95/96

      • STEPH

        It’s not really about what beef he’s been in to me…Although he wasn’t an artist then (he dropped 2001), he peeped it like you did, like I did as a fan. Troy Ave and Joey B isn’t serious as that was…It’s like the dozens.

      • they should just slap box lol

      • STEPH


      • STEPH

        or rock paper scissors or some shit.

  • Gwill

    Fab u a real nigga but u playin stop it my nigga u been out the streets by the time Troy came around, if u from the hood u know what’s good

    • STEPH

      Were you around for the East coast West coast, Pac and Big beef? LMAO! This shit right here is rated G LOL!

      • Gwill

        Yea but thing is I know homie so I know fab bullshittin lol

      • STEPH

        Yeah ok. #bewhoeveryouwantontheinternet

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      when he said streets dont mean hes talking about the trap he probably meant literaly like in the street after the club let out or something like that LOL !!!!!!!

  • Boston80sbaby

    Fab is one of the realest out in NY right now (as far as the rap game is considered.) I just hope he come out SWINGING on that new tape with Jada. I still cannot believe Fabo’s “Control” response has never seen the light of day. Word on the streets it was flames and crushed Kendrick, but got squashed by upper management. Ps Fabo kills this song with Troy Average. Troys hook was hot garbage tho fr fr

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  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    when fab says he meet him in the streets dont mean he was doing what this guy likes to talk about in his raps … fab prob really meant he would run into him everytime he hit broadway LOL !! but for real ijs @ this point fab aint sitting in the trap so dont take that as a validation to troy aves street cred