Lyrical Joe has finally spoken about the genesis of his beef with Amerado in an exclusive with TV3 on the New Day show.
He clarified that his first enquiry was to the award scheme, but Amerado chose to reply with a diss song.
Lyrical Joe and Amerado have been involved in a rap battle since last year.
The two have amassed a huge fanbase as they exercise their lyrical prowess with thinly veiled insults thrown at each other.
Today, Lyrical Joe revealed how the ‘beef’ started.
“Let me tell you how it went on my side. We were both nominated last year for EP of the Year and Rapper of the Year on 3Music. So he won EP of the Year and Rapper of the Year. So the EP of the Year, I didn’t have any problem with it. But the Rapper of the Year, that’s where I had a problem. I had a problem, not with him. I had a problem with the award scheme, and so I did a song.”
According to Lyrical Joe, the song was targeted at 3Music.
For Lyrical Joe, the 5 edition of his 5 August body of work checked all the boxes. He said, “That song wasn’t a diss song. It was questioning because I was like, you guys said your theme is Beyond the Music. Are you looking at views because the song had views? You said beat dexterity. It had one rap song that had like four different beats in it. So the qualities and everything that they stated they were looking for as an award scheme the song had it."
“On top of it, it had views. Yeah, voting went on as well. And we had other people in that category that if it depended on Ghanaians voting, neither I nor he will take that award. Let’s be honest,” Lyrical Joe explained why he strongly believed Amerado did not deserve that award.
“I did a short freestyle. About 1 min 20 secs. And I questioned 3Music, not him. Even in that freestyle, I told him, bro, you know I love you, but this field is mine,” Lyrical Joe concluded.
Check out Lyrical Joe’s new single, Superman, with Mr Drew.