The Weeknd responds to The-Dream’s recent comments | Music News

R&B is generally regarded as Rap’s softer spoken cousin. They share a lot of similarities, be it styles, tastes, influences, or even, artists. With the balance of power, certainly in terms of record sales, shifting over the years, both genres have, at one time or the other, sought to emulate the characters and characteristics of their neighbours, the genres next door. For instance, in recent times, R&B has grown a lot more aggressive, as artists have taken to forging rivalries, slinging mud in the press and even going at each other on wax.

Take the recent spat between the T-dot sensation, The Weeknd, and the sensational Grammy winning Def Jam singer songwriter, The-Dream. Having boiled over following The-Dream’s candid claim that, as per his calculations, “there’s four n*ggas that sound like me now”, tensions rose when Abel Tesfaye – better known as The Weeknd – immediately shot back on Twitter, with a reference to a contemporary of Ronald McDonald, “Hamburglar lookin’ A$$ N***a,  all I need are my brothers and my fans. Fawk the bullShyte. This N***a is so hood, he thinks my name is The Weekender. I was raised old fashioned, you get at me, I get at you.  Ain’t no sideways Isht about it.”

Unsurprisingly, The American Dream retorted with a tweeted response of his own, quoting Machiavelli while sounding like Makaveli: “Like my father said. Say ur piece son if a man feel uncomfortable enough a cheat, and a liar will identify his self. Amen. Now I know 4 Sure. I said I was Honest not petty. Joke all you want. Grown Man. Love killed Hate. I’m going to support the movement where if u can’t say it in person don’t say it. Nothing but love from here lil homie. Don’t get fooled or tricked and try to come up on a nigga like me , won’t work just do you if u truly are then what we talkin bout. Now ima leave it at that.

Ill call ya phone if you wanna chop it up or if you feel a way. Seek knowledge at all times “if you have a unknowing of a mans true will Use the Word as a tool to unveil the shadow of a enemy. Naw…….I’m signed to my self. Selfmade, I built it ground up, you brought it renovated. Nice. Love kills Hate I’m going to prove it! Watch.

Machiavelli the art of war has nothing to do with a Gun. Its psych thing. U use words to make the opponent make a move that he can never….Move back from the move the word is Permanent! The assumption of your move was merely a thought and now you know for sure….. Now we move. In silence the right way! We on a whole other level ova here. No Calculated moves just Absolute ones.

Yall better quit hypin niggas up. Can’t beef by ur self. Beef wld have to mean insecurity R Jealousy two things I knw nthing about Im Dope! Like I said I think the world of the boy. And nothing will change that. He’s very talented. And its nothing for me to Say that. int enough RandB too Beef. And its no fun ballin by yourself. Retore Order. I will not do what the RandB nigga before me did. I’m Dope…..Enough to share the success with any man Worthy! LoveCult! #TheLoveGang. But as my mother would Don’t Take my Sweetness for a Weakness!”

You can only hope that both crooners do the sensible thing, take to the ring and don boxing gloves to duke it out with a sing off.

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