Funk Flex has never been one to hold back when he has some criticism for other rappers, be it Nicki Minaj, Cardi B or Drake. The veteran New York takes ghostwriting allegations very seriously and calls it out when he sees it.
Back in April, he attacked Cardi B on Instagram Live for not writing her own songs.”Cardi’s consistently getting somebody else to write her shit. You know I was going to f*cking go there,” the Hot 97 DJ said with his signature Flex bombs in the background. “I can’t stand rappers that don’t write their own shit,” he said in his rant. Cardi also took to the social media platform and responded to Flex: “I hope this shit make you n*ggas richer. I hope this shit y’all blow it up. I hope this makes y’all happy. Im just trying to make everybody’s dreams come true. Even my haters, there you go.”
Then in June again, Flex went after Cardi for claiming the “king of New York” title in her ‘Who Want The Smoke‘ collaboration with Lil Yachty. Cardi clapped back immediately with: “What is y’all n*ggas mad about?” she said, “Did I say I was the best rapper from New York? No. Does this shit gotta do with rapping? No. I know street n*ggas and street b*tches that feel like they the king and queen of New York. Why can’t I feel like I’m a king of New York? Every single time I go to my city people cheer me on, people show me so much love, people show me so much support and it has nothing to do with this rapping.”
Today, Flex has again chimed in on Cardi B’s “King of NY” claim but went a little further than before, accusing the rapper of engaging in payola (where you pay people to play your records). Replying in an Instagram post where Cardi B is talking about how much people love her, Flex goes in on the “Bodak Yellow” about how she is an entertainer but can’t say she is the king because she doesn’t write her own songs. It is a known fact that Cardi consistently takes help from other writers on her songs — they are even credited in the liner notes. Flex also says that Cardi B paid DJs in beginning of her career to promote her songs.
“I think Cardi is a great entertainer and has great songs! I gave my opinion when she said she was “King of NY” and when I found out she didn’t write her own songs! I met Cardi and her management and I respected his and Cardi’s hustle! BUT LETS BE CLEAR.. CARDI’S TEAM AND MANY OTHER ARTIST (in the beginning of career) PAY DJS TO PLAY RECORDS AND SAY THAT “THEY ARE HOT” (Since I never took a penny from a rapper I’m not scared to speak on it) I have emails I’ve gotten from labels over the years with names and figures!” Take a look at his comment in reference to Cardi’s video message below.