Picking up on where we last left off in the idol diss duel drama started by Bobby of iKon, derived from various raps he penned for Show Me the Money 3, Ravi of Vixx had just fired back with a rap of his own, generating mixed reactions. Following Ravi’s timely yet unpolished retort, audiences waited to see if there would be a second respondent, namely from the most prolific rapper called out in Bobby’s lyrics, the leader and anchor of BTS, Rap Monster.
As the days passed, a response seemed less and less likely as excitement towards the idea of a possible idol rap feud began to dwindle. However, it seems that Rap Monster was simply taking his time to craft a carefully constructed critical response to be unleashed upon Bobby and the public. With Rap Mon’s fearless response now out, will other idol rappers follow suit?
Below is a blow by blow recap of the events so far.
I’m a born hater
Dishing out an idol diss of poor nature
An iKon of idol rap instigator
Call me a Monster or call me an innovator
I’m Won Bin in front of bulletproof glass
I put this Boy Scout up and out on blast
Wake his Bangtan butt up and get him up in class
I’m your teacher for today and there’ll be no hall pass
That’s right, I’m calling all you out, lads
Against me, they never seem to outlast
Step up, and get your stuff outclassed
Run scared, and get your name called out fast
Idols ain’t rappers, they all just sellout fast
Think you’re hip hop but it thinks you’re an outcast
Besides B.I, Zico, Mino, PO, and me
Rest of y’all ain’t nothing but tone deaf MCs
Instead of doing your Clock Dance on M! Countdown
Get your butts in the studio and write ‘em rhymes down
I’m Different from all you Empty rappers, no apologies
Come Here and see why I’m K-pop’s new rap prodigy
Boy group rappers wonder how I do what I do
And to all you skinny Boyfriends, yea y’all suck too
You’re not a Rap Monster, you’re just a damn poser
If you’re not a born Winner, then you’re just a damn loser
Calling out your peers before you’ve even made your debut
Are you trying to start a fire or are you trying just to flame fumes?
Call me a sellout but you don’t know what it’s like to be me
I answer my critics freely, just come correct, no B-Free
Stop playing up your street cred, dissing rappers is played out
I Do What I Do, ask Verbal Jint to get this laid out
With that kind of skill, how dare you think to mess with me?
With that kind of flow, how dare you think to contest with me
With no time in the underground, no way you’d get the best of me
With no way out to fend your ground, no way you’d stand the rest of me
This about to get ugly, I hope you won’t think any less of me
Call me a Cook Monster cuz I’m serving up the recipe
To get you nerved up irritably
To get you served up lyrically
I lay it down for you here to see
Your lines were written carelessly
Your lyrics are like heresy
They make me laugh hysterically
They make me tear my hair, you see
You wrote your raps in earnest but they came out quite satirically
You wrote your rhymes in circles while I rhymed all this spherically
Hello, this is Ravi
Shout out to this hater Bobby
We were in the same boat when he tried to up and rob me
Luckily, rap battling is my new favorite hobby
Call out my Clock Dance but you ain’t even try to know me
Go on Show Me and take your money and your trophy
I’m a Diss Hater cuz this hater straight up showed me
Takes more than a few words if you wanna try and slow me
Plus my rapping is not bad, that’s what Chad Future told me
Call yourself a prodigy but you’re just a big bologna
Bobby, think you can just go around and talk crap?
What’s that? Didn’t think that this Boyfriend could rap?
I go boom bada boom and ratta tat tat
Say what? Didn’t think this boy fiend would snap
Never thought your raps would get you strung out this far?
I’m done with you, let me turn the mic to this bad Sistar
I’m through with these idol nobodies trying to get a damn piece of me
Rabbit’s out the cage, now nobody’s gonna get peace with me
Take a shot at my Starship and find that you screwed up royally
How can you have a rap battle without the presence of rap royalty?
Y’all call this rapping? Cuz all I hear is dibidis and dibidis
Y’all ain’t wanna try me cuz y’all can’t get with this, can’t mess with this
Rap God in the building, just finished with that Hyuna diss
You asked for flaming charisma, now you’re gonna get a ton of it
Gunning at these idols, Bobby, I know you’re really wanting this
Run one on me, rookie, it’s time to put some fun in this
Dibidisdibidis, and I ain’t put no pun in this
My name is Minho, and I’m the one straight running this
Who won? Who’s next? You Decide!
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