DMX is apologizing to Lloyd Banks.
While speaking with Fatman Scoop on Instagram Live, the DJ and rapper discussed their favorite lyricists. Scoop listed off his faves, but when he mentioned Banks, X questioned his choice.
“Lloyd Banks? Lyricist?” X asked, according to Complex. “Quote four bars. Impress me with four bars of his. It shouldn’t be hard.”
— Rap Dose (@RapDose) May 25, 2020
After getting word of his comments, Banks took to Twitter to explain why he thinks DMX questioned his lyrical ability. “So because I didn’t come to the studio to work when HE reached out..I’m not that good?” he wrote, while revealing that he missed their studio session because he had a flight to catch.
So because I didn’t come to the studio to work when HE reached out..I’m not that good? 😂
— Lloydbanks (@Lloydbanks) May 25, 2020
I didn’t..I had a flight to catch 🤷🏽♂️ https://t.co/4ARRCgciFr
— Lloydbanks (@Lloydbanks) May 26, 2020
X realized he made a mistake and confused Banks for his former G-Unit groupmate Tony Yayo. Taking to Instagram Stories, he apologized, while also taking a shot at Yayo.
“It takes a real ni**a to admit when he’s wrong,” he wrote over a screenshot of Banks’ tweets. “My apologies to loyd 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