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Travis Scott Vs. A$AP Rocky Tank Wars in Hip Hop

Travis Scott Vs. A$AP Rocky Tank Wars in Hip Hop

The world of hip-hop has demonstrated how style and swagger can sometimes be just as important as the beats themselves, but Travis Scott just set a lot of tongues wagging.

The clip quickly hit Instagram over the weekend, which showed La Flame rolling deep with his squad in what looked like a tank, cruising through an empty field like a boss while he hollered, "Let's move out! "This latest incident with Travis Scott and the tank isn't totally new to fans, as some of them were quick to point out when sharing the clip that his stunt felt like a rerun of A$AP Rocky's vibes.

Rocky, known for pushing boundaries, had already driven a tank in his “Riot (Rowdy Pipe’n)” music video last year. Its comments section got lit, with people accusing Scott of biting A$AP Rocky's style, one fan outrightly saying, "Copying @asaprocky once again, this was done in 'Riot' MV. While everyone's buzzing about the tank, there's a big question mark on why Travis Scott was even in one.

Some are speculating that this could be a sneak peek of a music video for his UTOPIA track “FE! N.” Yet, with no official word out, it's all eyes on Scott for his next move.

The tank incident is just the latest in the ongoing tension between Travis Scott and A$AP Rocky.

He has seemingly been throwing subtle jabs at Scott during a Rolling Loud performance, dropping lines that seemed to allude to past frictions over style and maybe even over Rihanna, since Scott was rumored to have been linked with her way back in 2015. Now, with Rocky and Rihanna being a power couple, surely the plot thickens. As the opening to Rocky's verse on "Taylor Swift" claims: "First you stole my flow, so I stole your bitch/ Then you stole my style, I need at least like 10 percent/ All due disrespect, I hope you take offense." Fans are breaking these down and debating if they are meant for Scott, Drake, or Chris Brown—all of her ex-boyfriends. This isn’t the first time Travis Scott’s been called out by the A$AP crew.

A$AP Njson and Rocky have had beef with Scott, especially when Scott started rocking Stone Island gear following the A$AP Mob. Despite the shade, Rocky tried to squash the beef vibes in 2019, signaling he was over the drama. Whatever bad blood may have simmered away between the two before, A$AP Rocky looked to be over it as he addressed the crowd. Let's just hope that this "tank situation" doesn't resurrect old tensions and finally goes down in hip hop history. In a world where every move and style are dissected under a magnifying glass, the difference between inspiration and imitation is but a very thin line. But obvious, as fans and even fellow artists peep, that in this very game of rap, staying true and staying new is the only cool.


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