B.o.B. Harbors No Negative Emotion Towards Odd Future
Despite what some of his rhymes might have you think, B.o.B. isn’t anti-Odd Future. The Atlanta rapper spoke to The Source about the lyrical sparring match he engaged Tyler, the Creator in after the Odd Future frontman name-dropped him on ‘Yonkers.’
“I’ll crash that f—in’ airplane that that f—– n—- B.o.B is in,” barked Tyler on his breakout single. B.o.B. hit back with his own song titled ‘No Future.’ However, the Adidas pitchman told The Source that neither he nor his followers necessarily took Tyler’s barbs as a personal diss.
“When I initially heard the line I felt like it was some MC s—,” said B.o.B. “Honestly, there’s a side of me as an artist that’s like, ‘What, you’re saying my name?’ But when you understand the element of it and what it is, you understand what the MC mentality is. I feel like some people perceived it as a shot, but people love to hate. When he said the line my fans weren’t coming at me like, ‘B.o.B he’s dissing you, he’s dissing you.’ Nobody was saying that.”
Nevertheless, Bobby Ray retaliated in kind on ‘No Future,’ with shots of his own like, “Body blow, upper cut, I do more than bruise ya/ Keep f—in’ with me, you ain’t gon’ have no future.” But the ‘Nothin’ on You’ rapper insists that as long as the jabs stay on record, it will only serve to help hip-hop.
“You can take it and just make whatever you want to make out of it,” said B.o.B. “I don’t harbor any negative emotion at all. With hip-hop now, even if something is competitive as long as it stays productive and it’s raising the bar for hip-hop music, I feel like there ain’t nothing wrong with that.”
Listen to B.o.B.’s ‘No Future’ Diss