It was all good just a year ago. Since things have gone sour between A$AP Rocky and SpaceGhostPurrp, their beef has seen a war of words on Twitter, gunshots fired and even a bizaare appearance from Soulja Boy. With the leak of Rocky's Long.Live.A$AP last week revealing a new diss towards his former friend, we took it upon ourselves to recap this friend turned foe relationship. Check out A History of A$AP Rocky and SpaceGhostPurrp's Beef –XXL Staff
The good old days... (2011)
Before all the beef, A$AP Rocky and SpaceGhostPurrp’s relationship was best known for the amazing chemistry they had on one of Rocky’s first breakout tracks, “Pretty Flacko”, produced by SGP. In a Rocky’s recent cover story with Complex, he revealed that the two were in fact close: “This is a guy who used to live in my house. My mom took care of him. Before I had a record deal we were sharing dinner plates and shit.”
How It All Started...(June 2012)
The Raider Klan and A$AP Mob alliance began to fall apart when SpaceGhostPurrp accused A$AP Twelvy of jumping fellow Raider Klan affiliate Matt Stoops in New York City. SpaceGhostPurrp soon took to his Twitter: "Real niggas don't jump niggas who come in peace if you jump niggas who aint bout starting problems then you a fuck nigga g shit" SpaceGhost tweeted before taking aim at Twelvy himself: "@AsapTwelvyy you jumped my cuzin pussy nigga? you dead nigga u and yo crew fuck nigga i mean dat nigga u gone die fuck nigga." And with that, the wheels were in motion...
Miami rapper SpaceGhostPurpp has been having a rough couple of year. After working closely with A$AP Rocky as he started to amass fans (and even producing a few tracks on Rocky's debut mixtape Live.Love.A$AP), Purpp and the A$AP Mob bitterly parted ways. Fast forward to today, when Purpp announced (via his manager Kadafi) that he would be retiring from rap. In the announcement that came via a Facebook post, Kadafi said, "SPACEGHOSTPURRP MUNEY JORDAN will only stick to producing he will not be rappin." Surprisingly, this isn't the first time Purpp's threatened to quit, as he mentioned in late 2012 that he would be departing from the "shady ass rap game." In hopes that he isn't done yet, we compiled a list of rappers who recently announced their retirement, before putting out a new song or project soon after. Check it out…
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in an interview with HipHopDX, SGP confirmed that the two had severed ties. "There's no ASAP/Raider Klan, none of that shit. I wish the best for him for the rest and how he do, like direct videos and how he rap, whatever he do, but no way in hell - I'm not even stepping in the studio with him"
A$AP Rocky tells SGP to 'stick to making beats' (July 1, 2012)
During a red carpet interview with MTV at the 2012 BET Awards, A$AP made his distaste for SpaceGhostPurrp known. When asked what the situation was between the two, Rocky quickly responded "Fuck him. He's one of those guys - a lot of guys just hang around me and try to get hot. When they dip off, start throwing dirt on a young blood, but they can't stop the pretty motherfucker. At the end of the day he knows what it is, and he's trying to lie to people, pumping that we took style from him. If you really look at it the proof is in the pudding, he's corny. Stick to making beats, that's all I gotta say."
Soulja Boy July 2012)
In a bizaare turn of events, Soulja Boy poked his head in on the brewing beef between SGP and A$AP Rocky, taking to Twitter to engage with the “Pretty Flacko” producer in a war of words. “Only reason I gave @SGhostPurrp a pass was because ASAP Rocky. now that rocky doesn’t fuck with you. We gon eat yo face nigga. Bath salts.” Soulja Boy threatened before adding “I swear to God on my mama, I want yo face nigga. We gon eat that shit. bath salts. pussy. @SGhostPurrp” SGP didn’t seem to take the threats too seriously, responding “@souljaboy u annoyin bruh”.
Raider Klan and A$AP Mob collide in Miami (November 2012)
Things escalated quickly when SpaceGhostPurrp and his Raider Klan affiliates showed up at Rocky’s concert in Miami. According to reports, after a war of words on Twitter between members of the opposing crews, more than 30 Raider Klan members took to the parking lot where the A$AP Mob’s tour bus was stationed. Shortly after, a fight broke out and several shots were fired into the air. Rocky was apparently uninvolved in the melee but photos of SpaceGhostPurrp in handcuffs soon surfaced, though he was not brought in by police.
A$AP Rocky Disses SGP on "Angels" (December 2012)
Last week, Rocky’s debut LP Long.Live.A$AP leaked onto the internet a month before it’s scheduled release date. On one of the LP’s bonus cuts entitled “Angels” Rocky sends some not so subliminal shots at his former friend, rapping “Niggas claim they the God of black/Well your name is purple, I’m the God of that/Gave you my back, nigga pardon that/Fuck that shit I brought mobbin’ back/Brought robbin’ back, brought the Garden back/Motherfuck Blackland, I brought Harlem back.”