Eazy-E has been dubbed the “Godfather of Gangsta Rap” and is an originating member of a group called N***as With Attitude. So when he began trending on Twitter last night (September 1), it must’ve been because of some news regarding his accolades and/or estate right?
Nah. It was because people were — for some reason — comparing him to new-ish rapper G-Eazy for some reason. It put G-Eazy in a tough spot because he’s no gangsta rapper (he’ll tell you that) and anytime a newer rapper gets put up against a legend, the hating comes out.
“The only reason these idiots comparing G Eazy to Eazy E is cause they names are similar,” a Twitter user stated, likely naming the reason for this whole series of events. “Finding out Eazy-E is trending because people are comparing him to G Eazy may be the push I need to leave this horrible garbage site,” another said, egging on the slander.
Why we gotta do this? They’re totally different rappers with totally different music. G-Eazy’s only fault in all of this is his rap name, which actually makes sense since his real name is Gerald Earl Gillum.
Sheesh. Anyway, check out what the internets had to say in comparing the TOTALLY different rappers below.
I noticed Eazy E is trending. Now I see it's because people are trying to compare him with someone named G Eazy, who I've never heard of.— Ron Terrell (@RonTerrell) September 2, 2016
Y'all comparing G Eazy and Eazy E, lol y'all so white— . . . kid (@X_vibess) September 2, 2016
This Eazy E and G Eazy comparison is exactly what's wrong with new age fans— Frank's (@kris_karti) September 2, 2016
im waking up to see that people think g eazy is better than eazy e, why i gotta square up so early?— 💭 (@viewsology) September 2, 2016
When you click to see why Eazy E trending and people comparing G Eazy to Eazy E... pic.twitter.com/fTmcBvVVed— brncess✨ (@cocainachula) September 2, 2016
if Slim Jesus is being compared to Eminem and G Eazy is being compared to Eazy E then there's a comparison between myself and Beyoncé— llessur (@LlessurWan) September 2, 2016
Eazy E the Godfather of Gangsta Rap, G-Eazy the king of the Grease Musical look-a-like contest at the VMA's 😂😂😂😂😂#RIPEazyE— Dee Eazy (@D_Eazy) September 2, 2016
When someone on my TL tries to compare G-Eazy to Eazy E 😐 pic.twitter.com/eUOSYfyiGk— Tony M. Centeno (@_tonyMC) September 2, 2016
I woke up to my tl comparing G Eazy and Eazy E pic.twitter.com/xy6CsOQHtA— jalen (@YungJayy_) September 2, 2016
"G-Eazy is better than Eazy-E"? OK, 2 things: 1. G Eazy is garbage! And 2. Eazy E is an icon pic.twitter.com/kFtyEOBKRf— Jalen Reeves (@HT_JayReeves) September 2, 2016
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