DJ Akademiks is known for his very vast and controversial remarks regarding many celebrities and entertainers within the music industry.
Akademiks, born Livingston Allen, is widely regarded as a popular YouTuber and also a host on Everyday Struggle, an online talk show about the hip-hop scene, alongside rapper Joe Budden, hip hop veteran producer Wayno and journalist Nadeska Alexis.
Some of the rappers that guest-starred on the podcast were Lil Uzi, Lil Baby, legendary R&B singer Erykah Badu, Tory Lanez, and Vic Mensa, who is most known for confronting Akademiks for disrespecting and making a mockery of Chicago drill rappers and for his “weird” commentary on hip-hop (calling him a ‘b**ch) back in 2017.
Recently, DJ Akademiks came under fire after he responded to rapper Freddie Gibbs’s comments on Jeezy’s (formerly known as Young Jeezy) last album and his relevancy in hip-hop.
“Let’s be real, dawg. Did you listen to his last album? No you f***ing didn’t. He’s a legend but right now, you’re irrelevant,” Gibbs said in an interview with The Bootleg Kev Podcast.
Akademiks, being who he is, responded to Freddie Gibbs’s comments by stating that Gibbs is not relevant and questioned the concept of “relevancy.”
“If Jeezy is irrelevant, Freddie Gibbs, you are absolutely irrelevant as well […] If Jeezy drop an album right now, he sell 50,000… Relevancy means is your music actually doing anything? And to be honest, other than the few people who f*** with Freddie Gibbs, what relevancy does he have? ,” Akademiks said.
Since then, Gibbs and Akademiks have been exchanging words on social media, as Gibbs taunt Akademiks, making remarks about Akademik’s appearance, calling him a “Teletubby.”
Here is one post from Gibb’s Instagram about Akademiks
Not only has Gibbs began attacking Akademiks’s raunchy comments and his image, but he also made a vow that he will do everything in his power that he “leaves hip-hop.”
Since then, old videos of rappers criticizing DJ Akademiks began to resurface. One video, in particular, shows the late Nipsey Hussle attacking Akademiks by saying that Akademiks’s time in hip-hop is up and how he’s confused why Akademiks’s commentary has validity in the state of hip-hop. Drake is another celebrity that voiced his criticism against Akademiks back in 2018 when he told Akademiks to leave his Instagram live video.
Here’s a video brought to you by HipHopDX showing Nipsey Hussle dissing Akademiks
Also, rappers and other celebrities chimed into the beef between Akademiks and Gibbs, siding with Gibbs and criticizing Akademiks for his ridiculous statements, even vowing to cancel him entirely.
Here is the video from the Drake’s IG live dissing DJ Akademiks.
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One rapper that did not have any issues wanting to cancel DJ Akademiks was rapper Meek Mill.
Here are some of Meek’s ongoing tweets made against Akademiks.
Akademiks canceled because he’s a bad police and our culture don’t need them …. he also gassed a lot of beef that got people killed and hurt and never donated a dollar to the culture! We gone holla at you next run champ lol
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 30, 2020
You can't cancel anyone meek. https://t.co/8mAh7l6DPf
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) June 30, 2020
Recently, Meek Mill has been very active on social media as he has been going back and forth with rapper and government informant Daniel Hernandez, better known as 6ix9ine a.k.a Nino Brown.
” When it’s war time, never lay low, y’all play roles
I can’t name a fake nigga that was not exposed
How y’all niggas so surprised that Tekashi told ” – Nipsey Hussle on Rick Ross’s “Rich N*gga Lifestyle” (2019)
Freddie Gibbs even clowned Akademiks for having sexual relations with Nino because of how “fake tough” Akademiks been acting on social media recently, stating that Nino made him act this way.
As Akademiks & Gibbs been going at it on social media, Akademiks has been attacking many other celebrities, including R&B singer John Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen, claiming that she had been “sneak-dissing” him for the longest and told John Legend to “check his b*tch.” Shortly after his raunchy remarks, Akademiks had been suspended from Complex for his sexist rant against Teigen.
What are your thoughts? Do you think Akademiks needs to be canceled? Is his time up as NipTheGreat said? Do you think Nino Hernandez is sabotaging himself and turning Akademiks into someone he is not?
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