Chris Brown is clapping back at Offset after the Migos member called him out for sharing a meme that appeared to mock 21 Savage's legal troubles and potential deportation. As previously reported, Brown had posted a video in which 21's 2016 XXL Freshman cypher was edited to feature the vocals of Big Shaq, a U.K.-based rapper/comedian.
Offset commented on the post simply with,
"Memes ain’t funny lame."
Though the Quality Control rapper's response was far from scathing, Brown was quick to fire back with some insults and a fight challenge.
"F**k you lil boy. Better worry about what u got going and focus on 'you,'" Brown wrote. "All this cap on IG is what's lame. Yo energy wont [sic] that when I came to Drake show in LA. If you don't get yo a hip a hop a hibbet a hibbet to the hip hip hop and ya don't stop the rockin facea** out of my comments. Sensitive a** n***a. Call me personally. U want some clout when all u gotta do is pull up [...] If you a real man fight me. Oh and another thing, suck my dick!"
Offset seemingly responded to Brown's insults via Instagram Stories:
"Coke head don't want [smoke emoji]," he wrote.
21 who was arrested Sunday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta. The law enforcement agency claimed the Atlanta-based rapper—legal name Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph—had overstayed his visa and has been placed into removal proceedings. 21's attorneys confirmed their client was born in the United Kingdom, but said he legally entered the U.S. when he was only 7 years old.
His legal team's statement reads in part:
21's lawyers are calling for the rapper to be released on bond. They also suggest he was targeted by law enforcement agents because of a song in which he criticizes U.S. immigration policies: "Went through some things, but I couldn't imagine my kids stuck at the border/Flint still need water, n***as was innocent, couldn’t get lawyers," he raps on the extended version of his track "A Lot."
JAY-Z and Roc Nation announced on Wednesday that they're assisting 21's legal battle against ICE.
Attorney Alex Spiro—who has represented Hov, Bobby Shmurda, Aaron Hernandez, and more—spoke to Complex about the case, which he called "a miscarriage of justice."
"The reality is these things happen all the time," Spiro said. "It's only when there is a person of prominence or whom the public takes an interest in that the light is shined on these issues. We hope that once he is released, that we don't all forget about this, and we continue to monitor and think about the people who don't have the same resources he has."
21 remains in ICE's custody.