Music Stars vs. Magazines

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Word Is Bond

What a difference a year makes. This time last year Joey Bada$$ had the honor of landing a coveted spot on the 2013 XXL Freshman Class list, but now the Brooklyn MC is rapping to a different tune. Bada$$ took to Twitter on Monday (April 21) to blast the mag for putting words in his mouth in a recently posted article titled, "Joey Badass Wants to Channel the Energy of Nas, Jay Z and Big L on New Album." Joey vented, tweeting, “XXL really got me tight with the title of that article. Media love to put me in a box and switch up my words smfh." It took a couple of tweets for XXL to get that Bada$$ doesn’t appreciate the forced '90s rapper references; and the article title was changed soon after.

But the Brooklyn kid's not the first hip hop artist to bump heads with a magazine. Keep reading for more beefy stories. —Dominique Zonyeé (@DominiqueZonyee)

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