Wale Downplays Go-Go Beef

Word on the curb is that D.C. Go-Go bands TCB and Backyard are boycotting Wale’s “Ice Cream Girl” and “Pretty Girls” respectively. Allegedly, Backyard is upset about being excluded in Wale’s upcoming video. Meanwhile, TCB are supposedly disgruntled about not receiving credit for “Ice Cream Girl”. Earlier, wale turned to his trusty Twitter account to address the madness.

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  • JayJay

    Running out of things to report I see

  • NuJEW

    Sucks to be Wale……………..

  • MIKE REID

    Why the hell is this news? Yall really tyrna hype this dude anyway yall can…SMH

  • B.Dot

    ^
    *blank stare*…weeeell, the gogo bands have been instrumental in wales success. So if they are turning his back on him, its important to cover. documentation kids.

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  • TH

    DC home of the haters!! GO-GO copies everything, what they mad at Wale for?

  • Big S

    If you not from DC you will never understand why GoGo is upset. These bands play weekend and weekout performing. They never get any recognition and performing radio songs is different than selling them as their own..Its part of the culture to play radio music. What is being said about all this is Wale published an ORIGINAL song by TCB and never gave them proper credits. As I can recall he built his persona off gogo. He got paid doing it and these same bands that lifted him up deserve the credit also. Its not hatin..its called bizness. Because while he jet sets with his R&B chick these same bands are in DC grinding for a city that loves them both. Raheem DeVaughn, J Holiday, Ginuwine and just about any real DC artist, has never had this type of publicity involving any gogo band. Its all about mutual respect. DC is GoGo and GoGo is DC. Gotta pay respect to WHAT made you….Just my insight and opinion

  • mithritades

    B.Dot says:
    Monday, January 11 2010 at 5:19 PM EST
    ^
    *blank stare*…weeeell, the gogo bands have been instrumental in wales success. So if they are turning his back on him, its important to cover. documentation kids.
    *****************************************************************
    ^ Good thing u never professed to be an English major Bdot lmao *no shots*
    on a lighter note,these niggas in DC is good at hating,I KNOW,I did time with these idiots,hating is what they’re good at…keep doing ya thing Wale

  • yeah

    ^^^^^

    Co-sign i’m from the DMV and that’s the truth and I’ve seen the difference cause I lived outside the city 2 and even NYC (and we all know how NY crowds are) don’t show the amount of hate towards their own that DC does that’s why there will NEVER be a DC movement like the West, Atl, Chi-town, Detroit ect… cause it’s the crabs in the barrel mentality to the fullest why do you think Wale had to run with Mark Ronson before being able to get anywhere? It sure wasn’t cause of the city and even with that bs he still puts DC first and yet cats try everything to discredit the homie smh man the last rapper to put a light on DC was Nonchalant ok so if ya’ll wanna wait 14 more years go right ahead

  • Bricks

    man yall blowin all this outta proportion the lead mic from the band backyard that he sampled sent out a message on FB today

    “IS LETTING EVERYBODY KNOW BYB IS NOT BEEFING WITH WALE, STATEMENTS WERE MADE SATURDAY FROM ME BECAUSE I HAD AN ISSUE ABOUT THE SINGLE ”PRETTY GIRLS” I DIDNT KNOW ALL THE DETAILS BEFORE TALKING TO WALE, WE’VE SPOKEN AND I FIND THAT HE IS DOING HIS BEST TO REP OUR CITY, A LOT OF THINGS IS OUT OF HIS CONTROL, BUT HE IS VERY SINCERE ABOUT PUTTIN THIS CITY ON, SO PLEASE SUPPORT WALE IN HIS EFFORT, WE WILL SUPPORT HIM AND I HOPE YOU DO THE SAME”

    so he aint downplayin it its the truth

  • Big S

    After all this bullshit Wale talked about puttin his city on and puttin Weensy in the video, the nigga aint do shit….and I gave him the benefit of the doubt just because. I guess Wale is just like anybody else that get hollywood and say “fuck where I’m from”. Thats cool….real niccas in DC really see thru his bullshit. He can’t walk in my hood! Fuck dat dude! He from the burbs anyway. BYB and TCB hood affiliated so seeing somebody like him take gogo and get paid makes us salty fo sho….but do your thang. When its all over go back to the burbs…DC streets dont respect you for that one homie!