Action Bronson recently appeared on Sportsnation, where he fielded questions about his similarities to Ghostface Killah. At first he was respectful: “No matter what you’re going to get a comparison to something. I’m just glad it’s one of the greats.” But after some more comments about his Ghostface-esque style, Bronson attempted to put some distance between him and the veteran MC by declaring, “He’s not rapping like this no more.” “Is that a shot at the Ghost?” his hosts asked. “No,” Bronson replied. “Just being honest.”
Ghostface released a 6-minute long video in response to Bronson today. He soundtracks the clip with an opulent, glittering ‘70s soul track—a Harold Melvin & the Blues Notes cut with a pointed title: “Be For Real.” The vocals are smooth, but Ghostface’s words are barbed and scathing. “You got this little fake-ass nigga Action Bronson running around sounding like me,” he says. “I wanna tell this little fat fuck something. I gave you a grace period.” “Who gives you the right to even mention my name out your motherfucking mouth?” he adds. “You can never fuck with my pen.” He goes on to threaten to set Bronson’s beard on fire. Watch above, and listen to the Blue Notes‘ epic ballad below.