Tony Yayo is clapping back at DMX for questioning about his lyrical ability late last week. As the Yonkers rap legend was discussing his favorite lyricists with Fatman Scoop on Instagram Live, Scoop mentioned Lloyd Banks among his faves. DMX quickly questioned his choice.
“Lloyd Banks? Lyricist?” DMX questioned. “Quote four bars. Impress me with four bars of his. It shouldn’t be hard.”
When Banks learned about his comments, he took to Twitter to respond to X before the rapper realized he had made a mistake and confused him for his former G-Unit groupmate Tony Yayo. Following Lloyd Banks’ response, DMX took to Instagram Stories to apologize to him and in the process dissing Yayo.
“It takes a real ni**a to admit when he’s wrong,” X wrote over a screenshot of Banks’ tweets. “My apologies to Lloyd banks. I was thinking tony yayo when I was asked about banks. I fuck with banks!”
DMX apologized and said he thought Lloyd Banks was Tony Yayo and I'm somewhat more offended. pic.twitter.com/YOqrK8bWvr
— Ahmed/Official A&R for OVO Records (@big_business_) May 28, 2020
Tony Yayo took to Twitter to finally respond to DMX’s dig. “Old ni**as and young ni**as clout chasing what’s the world Earth globe americas coming to,” he wrote. “I guess you worry when stop talking about you.”
He went as far as making a jest of substance abuse struggles. “Dmx a crack head who cares what he think,” Yayo tweeted alongside a laughing emoji.
Old niggas and young niggas clout chasing what’s the world 🌎 coming to. I guess you worry when stop talking about you.
— Tony Yayo (@TonyYayo) May 29, 2020