DJ Akademiks trended on social media Monday after a confrontation between himself and Chicago rapper Vic Mensa on Complex News’s “Everyday Struggle” went viral. Vic Mensa called out Akademiks for mocking the deaths of people in his hometown, namely his friend Tray 57.
Akademiks gained popularity from his War In Chiraq YouTube channel.
G Herbo was on IG Live when he took a call from a friend who gave him his account of what occurred on the “Everyday Struggle” show.
Herb said he’s sticking by Vic Mensa in this whole ordeal.
“Akademiks do be on some little gay s**t, and you is from Jersey, Akademiks, if you listening,” Herb said. “Yo h– a– is from Jersey, we’d stop yo a– from coming to Raq. Don’t think I ain’t gon ride with Vic.”
The program took a turn for the worse when Akademiks asked Vic about outsiders hyping up drill music.
Vic directed his anger at Akademiks.
“I wanted to slap you in your face. I’m just seeing you here and this is tame environment, and I will keep it to my words but I feel like people exactly like you sensationalized and made a following out of clowning situations we go through in real life.”
Vic then posed a question to Akademiks, asking, “What ever made you feel like you had a space to have perspective on our people dying on a daily basis?”
Akademiks replied, “Drill was so hyped up by everyone I had to give a different perspective.”
Vic went on to say he was upset with Akademiks for making fun of the death of close friend Tray 57 in YouTube commentary video “Chiraq Rapper ‘Tray 57’ Killed Hours After Dissing Lil Reese & Edai.”
“I really think you’re a b***h because there’s a video that you put up about a person named Tray 57 making all these jokes, ‘Here’s another Chiraq savage like this guy’s stupid and he messed with Grim Reaper.’ Like n***a this is not a video game. That’s a n***a I grew up with and known since I was five years old, and to see you come on the Internet, and with this corny a– voice, and make jokes about it, I was waiting to see you.”