Last night, Atlanta rapper Trinidad James performed in NYC for Converse Rubber Tracks and stirred up some controversy as he said the south runs the New York rap scene. Soon after hearing about James’ comments, Maino took to Twitter and threatened the “All Gold Everything” rapper.

During his performance, Trinidad James said:

[Kendrick Lamar] coming in saying he’s the King of New York, what is that? What is that? I remember when New York ran this shit, dog. When Dipset was fuckin’ turnt the fuck up. Oh my God. I gotta wear my bandana on tilt like Juelz. What the fuck happened, dog? What happened? I remember when New York rap was the shit. And us in the South, us bammas, we was like “what the fuck” and we just did our own thing. But now we run y’all musically. That’s crazy. That’s crazy. That’s crazy, my n*gga. That’s crazy. I’m not trying to start nothing, but if you want to do something we can do something cause I don’t give a fuck, but I’m just being honest with ya. I looked up to New York music. And now every n*gga that’s really poppin’ out of New York, you might as well tell they from Atlanta. He from Atlanta. He from Atlanta. He from Atlanta. I’m just putting it out there. Y’all got more bloggers, y’all got n*ggas interviewing more popular than n*ggas that’s rapping.

Watch the footage of Trinidad James’ comments about the South running NY below (head to the 1:10 mark in the clip):

Soon after getting wind of Trinidad James’ comments, Maino took to Twitter and went in on James. You can view Maino’s tweets below:


TJ then replied to Maino via Twitter, and also took to IG to address Maino and his comments he made last night:

James’ comment from Instagram: