Ex Factor: When Artists Diss Exes MusicallyPublished by Rondell Conway on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm.
Ex Factor: When Artists Diss Exes Musically
He hates her so much right now. It seems Nas isn’t quite over his bitter — and bitterly expensive — divorce from singer Kelis. The cover of his forthcoming album Life Is Good shows a tux-wearing Esco posing glumly with a green wedding dress that looks an awful lot like the one Kelis wore at their 2005 nuptials. But artists have been using their music to strike back at their exes for as long as we can remember. Click on to see what we mean.
Chris Brown, “Theraflu” Freestyle
Breezy just can’t help himself. The singer, and sometimes recreational rapper, seemingly took shots at Rihanna on the instrumental to “Theraflu,” rapping, “Don’t f–k with my old b—h, it’s like a bad fur/Every industry n—a done had her/Shook the tree like a pumpkin just to smash her/B—h is breaking codes, but I’m the password.”
Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Yeezy seemed to use his love life for inspiration once again on this 2010 follow-up to 808s. Many songs seemed subtly directed at his ex, former stripper Amber Rose, particularly “Hell of a Life,” in which he talks about how he “fell in love with a porn star.” So appalled.
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