Beef Alert: Why did Royce Da 5'9” and Lupe Fiasco diss each other? Fans hope it stays friendly

Royce Da 5'9” dropped a diss track called ‘Silence of the Lambda’ where he took potshots at Lupe Fiasco and the latter clapped back with 'Steve Jobs'

                            Beef Alert: Why did Royce Da 5'9” and Lupe Fiasco diss each other? Fans hope it stays friendly
Royce Da 5'9'' and Lupe Fiasco dissed each other (Jamie McCarthy/Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Looks like hip-hop heads have finally got the official battle of 2021 after lyrical geniuses Royce Da 5'9” and Lupe Fiasco went for each other’s throat with their latest diss tracks. Yes, the rap veterans took a dig at each other after an Instagram Live conversation steered in the wrong direction a few weeks ago.

Royce Da 5'9” dropped a six-minute diss track called ‘Silence of the Lambda’ where he took potshots at Lupe Fiasco. The latter soon clapped back with a six-minute heated diss track called ‘Steve Jobs (SLR 3 1/2)’. The two were soon trending on Twitter as hip-hop fans discussed whose diss track was better. Speaking of beef, we recently saw rappers Blueface and Tekashi 6ix9ine slamming each other on Instagram but they never really dropped any diss tracks.

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Rapper Lupe Fiasco performs during the Vegoose music festival at Sam Boyd Stadium's Star Nursery Field October 27, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Why did Royce Da 5'9” and Lupe Fiasco diss each other?

The clash between the two legendary hip-hop artists started when the debate of “who is a better lyricist” brewed between notable lyricists such as Ransom, Mickey Factz including Royce and Lupe. While the conversation went on for weeks, it mainly escalated when an Instagram Live with Young Guru, Loaded Lux and Murda Mook ended up talking about Royce and Lupe battling each other.

While Royce, who is also known for being a close friend of Eminem, did not show any interest, Lupe later joined in, leading to a heated argument. Lupe later dropped a 15-minute freestyle on his Instagram taking subtle shots at Royce.



Royce Da 5'9” and Lupe Fiasco diss each other with heavy bars

Royce went hard on his bars on his track ‘Silence of the Lambda’ spitting, “Uh, solidarity like that muscle we refuse to flex/ That synergy that these - just refuse to tap into/ In our disparity, match our hustle, we exude success/ Attack us mentally, that's that energy kings get trapped into/ Therefore I'm done promoting the dumb s**t.”
Lupe Fiasco on the other hand, then took 8 hours to revert with his 6-minute diss track called ‘Steve Jobs (SLR 3 1/2)’. Some of the quotable lyrics from the track say: “In seven minutes he did it, If he knew how to freestyle he coulda rented Heaven for seven minutes/ And been done what needed to be done by the second sentence/ All this extra innings may come across as master -- but my impression's apprentice/ Your penmanship has the fingerprints of a gimmick/ An affection and an intimacy of impressions of that - you friends with/ I ain't gotta say it to say it, I can't even blame you, the - one of my favorites.” After Lupe dropped his track, Royce took to Twitter and stated, “I won’t attack Lu personally. I’m a real one with control of my emotions though desperate times call for desperate measures.. You gotta talk reckless when you know you can’t check all them boxes Tried to tell him, I’m different.”





‘These are two fantastic diss songs'

Hip-hop fans surely had a ball as they expressed their opinion on the fresh beef in the game. Taking it to Twitter, one user said, “Royce and Lupe both so sick with it, we were blessed fr, hope they squash it still but damn.” Referring to one of Lupe’s bars, another said, “I can't speak on these men's personal relationship, but that bar felt like violence.” The next one stated, “@LupeFiasco 1-0 sheesh @Royceda59 got bars and from mt home state, but lupe just Shot his face off and had the better mix. This is what we want. Everyone mentioned need to let off now lets go!” One said, "This back and forth between two of the GOATs, Lupe Fiasco and Royce da 5 9 is entertaining… but I hope it stays friendly. Shit is teetering on the edge."
Meanwhile, one shared, “Bro I don't think they can work together anymore. Lupe displayed way too much.” One individual said, “@LupeFiasco had them bars ready from @Royceda59 lowkey. I feel like he always be ready. Lupe up 1-0.” One hip-hop fan asserted, “Royce is real hip hop. No doubt. Lupe’s intellect and ability is just on another level. Respect to both but it’s a mismatch. Only Black Thought could take Lu from what I’ve observed. All subjective tho. I feel people are too easily impressed by the fast syllabic s**t.” Whereas, another concluded, “I guess I missed the building of this Royce 5’9 & Lupe Fiasco beef. But these are two fantastic diss songs.”

Lupe Fiasco attends the Crooks & Castles X Futura Lewds Collaboration Preview Release Party Sponsored By Hennessy V.S at Known Gallery on June 19, 2014, in Los Angeles, California (Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)