Tue 7 Aug 2012
Well, we can’t say we saw this one coming. Seemingly out of nowhere, producer Bangladesh had some harsh words for Swizz Beatz. In a recent face-to-face interview with a writer at XXL, the man responsible for laying the beat for Weezy’s classic “A Millie” flat out said Swizz is not relevant and is only popping because he married Alicia. Yes, we’re thinking the same thing. Is Bangladesh smoking bathsalts? Now, you should now he is denying that he “dissed” Swizz and is saying his words were taken out of context. Okay guy. Check out everything that happened below. Hopefully, XXL will drop the audio from the interview. (Like I did when Waka’s mom called me out)
“I don’t think Swizz is relevant,” Bangladesh told XXL. “I’m keeping it 100.”
“I think there’s a difference between relevance and musical relevance,” he says. “You married a lady that’s poppin’ [Alicia Keys], you know it’ll give you a lot of relevance, but you gotta make hits. Ain’t no hits. Are you relevant for the craft you’re doing or the life you live as far as the decisions you make?
Read the rest of Bangladesh’s words for Swizz, Swizzy’s reply and Bangladesh’s Twitter explanation after the jump…
“The relevance is in being youthful,” the outspoken producer added. “Still being in-the-know. I have a 15 year old son so they think we’re brothers and I put him on to stuff. You know, I’m 34 but people tell me I look 23. He still look to me for information. Usually it’s the opposite; usually the parents are lame or too old to understand or whatever. Just the way I feel, I got so much more time.” (read the full story at XXLMag)
Swizz replied with a single tweet: @THEREALSWIZZZ: Don’t use Hate as a cure 4 your insecurities & ignorance !!!!!!!!!!! Use Positive energy and learn about who you are as a person!
Of course Bangladesh copped out on Twitter.
he’s a big inspiration. That not what interviewed about. That’s what they edited. this isn’t real bro interview wasn’t even about u. They slick reversed the focus. Inspiration is who you are so ur relevant. hey edit shit how they want to. that interview wasn’t even about swizzy, she asked a question about swizz and it wasn’t relevant in my interview
Is he wyling out?