Yasiin Bey has addressed the video which shows him dissing Tekashi 69.
According to Complex, it all started when the Casa Bey rapper appeared on AWGE DVD series alongside other artists, and he was captured dissing the up-and-coming star’s hit song Gummo, saying, “Why is everyone acting like this new? This is a version of the same old shit. This is the most depressing shit I’ve ever seen in my life.”
You can see his reaction at around the 15:02 mark.
Shortly after the video surfaced, folks expressed their displeasure with the older rapper, and this has prompted both Yasiin and AWGE to clarify the comments.
See their statement below, as published by Complex:
“Earlier this week, AWGE released the third installment of their web docuseries AWGE DVD, chronicling behind the scenes moments with ASAP Rocky, the ASAP Mob and AWGE-affiliated artists and friends. Unbeknownst to Yasiin Bey and the AWGE team, an unapproved version of AWGE DVD Vol. 3 was leaked and included a clip of Yasiin Bey that was taken out of context and edited in a way that does not accurately depict him or his opinions. The leaked clip was not included in the final released version of Vol 3 from AWGE and does not reflect Yasiin Bey’s feelings on Tekashi 6ix9ine, his work or otherwise. No further comment will be made at this time.”
Tekashi 69 had yet to react to this as at press time.