DJ Khaled Dissed by Jacki-O: More Ridiculous Local Rap Beef
The cover of Jacki-O's forthcoming new mixtape.
We want to like Miami rapper Jacki-O. We dig her tattoos, her spitfire raps, and her scrappiness in her attempts to bounce back from a checkered past that includes a shoplifting charge and personal bankruptcy. And though she was once poised to become as famous as Trina, she lost her major-label deal in 2005.
The issue? Jacki-O claims Khaled doesn't really support Miami rappers. An excerpt from the interview:
"I have a problem when the DJ feel like he more powerful than the artist and I think that's the stance that he takes when it come to this music and it's just ridiculous, so I do have a problem with him. It's not just me, but a lot of people do. Maybe they think it and don't say it but I choose to say it because I feel like it's an injustice and it's not right and it's not fair, so I'm callin' [Khaled] out on it... On air, he not even sayin' the hoods right, he saying the hoods wrong! His syllables is wrong when he shoutin' out the cities, and the hoods...it's crazy [you can tell that] he not from Miami... We accepted you in our city and you were chosen to rep our city and then you get in office and you flip the script, that's crazy!"
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