Two platinum-selling rap acts of the 2020s voiced their thoughts on current internet culture and the media. Both Florida’s Rod Wave and New York’s Lil Tjay apparently had some things to get off their chests.
“Fame s### lame, square-ass blog n####s even worse,” Rod Wave wrote on his Instagram Story. “Anybody can say [your] name how they want to and blog sites [just] gone spread it to [the] world and [people] believe it.”
The 23-year-old recording artist added, “S### [is] not fair, don’t even care who y’all hurt [with that] s###.” Rod Wave also blasted media outlets for apparent infidelity rumors spreading across the internet.
“I never say nun back to y’all a## but y’all went way [too] far [with that] cheating s###,” Rod Wave continued on IG. Bronx-bred rapper Lil Tjay reacted to Rod Wave’s rants about bloggers on his own Instagram Story.
Lil Tjay reposted Rod Wave’s social media message. The 22-year-old “Calling My Phone” rapper captioned his own IG post, “Internet dead [lie] on my name about mad s### [for real and] it’s [never] positive. Smh.”
Over the last several years, Lil Tjay found his name in the headlines after getting shot in New Jersey in 2022 and for multiple arrests in New York in 2023. A rumored relationship with his “Gangsta Boo” collaborator Ice Spice also generated blog articles.
Lil Tjay dropped his 222 album in July. The project peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard 200 chart. Rod Wave, meanwhile, is preparing to release his Nostalgia studio LP on September 15. 2022’s Beautiful Mind debuted at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard rankings.