Idols often interact with one another during special stages, collaborations, and TV shows among others. These relationships can stay professional or turn into something friendly. However, KPop Idol Rappers seem to be an exception. There have been several conflicts between idols and rappers. Some even created diss tracks to express their animosity towards the other person. Despite the fact that the song does not blatantly state the name, it is easy for fans to pinpoint on who’s targeting who.
This rapper vs. That rapperOne of the most popular KPop Idol Rapper feuds is between iKon’s Bobby and BTS’ leader Rap Monster. Bobby’s song, “Come Here“, had rap lyrics that allegedly point out to Rap Monster and BTS. The lyrics were: “Call me a monster, I didn’t give that name to myself, I’m Won Bin in front of bulletproof glass when it comes to skills and looks.” Fans believed that the words “monster” and “bulletproof glass” were Bobby’s references for Rap Monster for his stage name and BTS’ name, Bulletproof Boy Scouts.
Rap Monster responded to speculations, saying, “After hearing a rap about me, I simply relayed what I wanted to say. Rather than a diss, it’s more appropriate to call it feedback.” At the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards, Rap Monster took Bobby’s verse and then changed it up. After the performance, the two met and exchanged friendly greetings although fans suspect there is still some resentment.
Another popular diss battle happened between iKon’s Bobby and VIXX’ Ravi. Bobby released “YGGR, Hip Hop” in 2014, a track that was rumored to diss all idols in general. However, fans claimed that there were lines that were generally directed at VIXX’ Ravi. Said lines were: “You’ve all got a long way to go boy group rappers you come up on stage and do your clock dance. If you’re tone deaf, practice”. These lyrics seemed to be a direct reference to VIXX’ signature clock dance move in their hit single “Eternity”. Ravi shot back with a diss track of his own, titled “Diss Hater”, in his Twitter account.
Diss tracks and rivalries don’t always mean there is resentment between the disser and the one being dissed at. It also can serve as a leverage for the artists to become better at what they do. It can also be a way for the offended artist to clear his or her name.
Listen to Ravi’s diss track below!