Scenes From Saturday Night's SpaceGhostPurrp Show At The Door.
Sadly, beefs and hip-hop go hand in hand. They probably always will. Even after one of the involved parties tries to move on, beefs sustain.
We learned that much on Saturday night at The Door, as SpaceGhostPurrp and his Raider Klan collective arrived in Dallas ready to put on a show for an eager, sizable crowd.
Throughout SGP's headlining set, a crowd member held up a disparaging sign.
“FVCK PURRP” it read on one side.
“When Ya Name Is PVRRP A$AP Da God of Dat,” it read on the other.
A little backstory if you're not familiar with the so-called A$AP Rocky and SpaceGhostPurrp beef: A$AP Rocky and company made their meteoric rise to the top of hip-hop stardom with SGP serving as a producer for many of Rocky's tracks. He was featured on several tracks, too. They were pretty much BFFs. Rocky even once told reporters, “This is a guy who used to live in my house. My mom took care of him. Before I had a deal, we were sharing dinner plates and shit.”
But it all went south soon enough. What exactly went down is tough to determine. The most prevalent rumor is that a member of SGP's Raider Klan was assaulted out of the blue by a member of Rocky's A$AP team. Regardless of what went down, the two have been publicly exchanging words of animosity ever since, and, clearly, fans have taken sides in the matter.
Toward the end of SGP's set, while he was performing “Elevate,” which features the lyrics, “Only pie ni**as hate me/That's why I stay to myself because I always must elevate,” SGP paused and decided to single out the sign-holding audience member.
What could've been an ugly situation, however, was handled very professionally by the 21-year-old.
Said SGP: “I'm a grown man, homie. Y'know what I'm saying? So, I'm gonna keep rocking like this. I don't rap beef with ni**as. I'm gonna let you know like this: Make sure God be with you. God bless you man. I got love for you.”
(Watch a video of this audience call-out here.)
In other words: SGP has moved on. So, too, has his crew. And Saturday night's show was all the better for it.