OG Ron C is among a number of Houston artists who have declared a boycott against Wiz Khalifa after the rapper went off at a DJ and host in a Los Angeles nightclub at the weekend.
In the viral clip, Khalifa is seen screaming at DJ Mike Danger and MC Tron in front of the audience at Poppy Night Club on Friday (July 29), reportedly incensed the pair weren’t playing any selections from his latest album Multiverse, which was released on the same day.
“Bitch ass n-gga, if you wanna fight, n-gga we can do it,” Khalifa can be heard saying. “Y’all n-ggs suck, don’t hug me bitch. Y’all n-ggas suck. Play my new shit n-gga, play it n-gga, play ‘Bad Ass Bitches.’ Y’all are horrible DJs. I came here tonight to promote for y’all and have a good ass time and have a great time, but you know what I’m not gonna do?”
He added: “I’m not gonna sit here and let these hoe ass n-ggas act like this shit is acceptable. I’m a real ass n-ggas dawg. My album just came out today. My album just came out today, play my new shit dawg.”
The incident has prompted responses from a number of members of the DJ community, and in Houston a boycott of Wiz and his music has been called for, co-signed by OG Ron C.
On Tuesday (August 2), the Chopped and Screwed legend shared a statement originally posted by DJ Jack Frost. “Houston Concert Promoters Don’t Bring Wiz Khalifa,” the statement begins. “All DJs Stop Playing His Music That Could Have Been You Or Me. Cancel His Azz.”
Ron C captioned the Instagram post: “TOGETHER WE STAND #djsunited”
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After much criticism was levied in the direction of Wiz following the incident, Bootleg Kev, who was present at the performance, came to the rapper’s defense claiming that his reaction was totally justified.
“Let’s clear up this Wiz shit,” he began. “I was there with him, & the dj & host TERRIBLE. After fucking up his performance (4-5x) he finally snapped. I’m not condoning him slapping the hat off or none of that, and I know he regrets that. But so much led up to that point.”
When someone pointed out to OG Ron C that Bootleg Kev was present and “cleared it up,” the DJ and producer responded in kind with regards to Bootleg Kev, but stood by his initial stance.
“MUCH RESPECT TO THE GREAT @bootlegkev BUT ENUFF IS ENUFF,” Ron C wrote.
Wiz’s outburst has not sat well with other members of the DJ community either, with DJ Rob Swift of the X-Ecutioners taking to Instagram soon after the incident to call out the Taylor Gang head for his behavior.
“The arrogance from @wizkhalifa towards the house DJs in this video encapsulates the puffed up sense of importance from a lot of you rappers,” he wrote on Instagram. “I don’t know what it is about holding a microphone to your mouth that gives rappers like @wizkhalifa a sense of grandiosity but let me be the first one to say, I’ve sat behind the scenes with many of y’all and I see right through the act. Most of y’all are insecure, can’t fight and none of y’all are killers, that’s for sure!”
Kid Capri has also weighed in, explaining that he was disappointed in Wiz as he thought he was a good guy. He even said if he was the DJ at Poppy Night Club he would have “swung on” Wiz.
“When I met you, you was a cool dude, man,” Capri said. “That’s why I’m a little surprised why you would disrespect those DJs like that. Those kids is young dudes, probably, you know, scared and nervous that they playing for you, happy that they’re playing for you. [They’re] probably not as professional and on-point as you are, but for you to stand up there and disrespect them like that, man, that was just crazy.”
“They’re young kids, and I get it, but these are the same dudes that play your music, man. DJs play your music, you know what I’m saying? But you get in front of that crowd and disrespect them like that, I just didn’t agree with that. That was wack.”