Lil Yachty On Vic Mensa: “I Feel Like People Just Try To Throw A Shot At Me Just So I Can Respond”

Lil Boat was asked about the Mensa’s lyrics on Hot 97 on Friday.

In a conversation with Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg and Laura Styles this morning, Lil Yachty addressed a recent situation in which Chicago rapper Vic Mensa dissed him at a show at the University of Cincinnati. The original incident was recorded by a fan and, according to Complex, was part of a rap in which Mensa said "Then I signed to the 'Roc now they say I'm illuminati/ Bitch, I'm a tsunami, what the fuck is a Lil Yachty?" The last line can be heard clearly in a video posted to Instagram by DJ Akademiks:

#vicmensa - “Fuck is a #LilYachty” 👀.

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Yachty himself attributed the lines it to a random attempt to grab his attention. "I feel like people just try and throw a shot at me just so I can respond," he said. While he confirmed that they've met twice, he also said "I've never even spoken to him, I just shook his hand." He concluded the discussion with a shrug of his shoulders and a shake of his head.

Watch the full Hot 97 interview above, and look out for the Vic Mensa discussion beginning around the 4:33 mark.

Lil Yachty On Vic Mensa: “I Feel Like People Just Try To Throw A Shot At Me Just So I Can Respond”