It seems rivalries have been around since the beginning of time. I have written out this previously on laniera74.blogspot.com. However, beefs are different. They originated mostly in the hip hop culture but have manifested in all realms of social life.
The latest rap beef this weekend was between Nicki Minaj, known by most and Remy Ma, not well known. The two ladies thus far have handled their differences via the mic, rather than going out and trying to physically hurt each other.
Arguably the biggest rap beef of our time was the 2Pac/Notorious B.I.G. one. Fun fact that many know: they started out as friends. Did songs together. However, throw in a couple of misunderstanding and you have two coasts in a hip hop uncivil war.
Unfortunately many beefs and disputes are actually between very good friends and associates. It seems one or more folks have gotten to each other too often, then they turn on one another.
I did a Live vlog summarizing beefs and gripes. In short, it’s not always a two party, two sided dispute. Often one side is all upset, and the other side would rather make peace. This is clearly a failure to reach common ground.
I believe you should try to work out any dispute peacefully, verbally and privately first. Should this fail, then it may be best to keep your distance. Not every disagreement needs a rap song.
Let’s try to make more peace and less war. These beefs will have to cease before we have an awful repeat of the 90s. No one’s life, and few friendships are worth a disagreement. Again, peace not war is preferable.