Oh boy…this is what happens when keeping it real goes very wrong.
Apparently, over the weekend singer Ray J and rapper Fabolous exchanged words after the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz. I guess the boxing match wasn’t good enough and Fab and Ray J decided to go an extra round.
The beef seems to stem from Loso poking jokes at Ray J for giving a private concert at Mayweather’s house during an episode of the HBO sports documentary 24/7. Fab, who often jokes around on his Twitter timeline, said:
N*gga Ray J doin a concert in his living room… Lmaoooooo
Nah but Floyd saying we havin a concert in my living room & the camera cuts to Ray J singing “One Wish” on the piano had me in tears!!
Get it..? Ray J concert in the living room!! *Lil Wayne voice*
Jus ran into my n*gga @RayJ at @iamdiddy dinner.. He told me & @KevinHart4real that it was a f*cked up edit & b*tches was there!!
Ray J and his team didn’t take too kindly to Fab hinting that Ray J was singing love songs to Mayweather, and after the fight…things got dicey.
According to tweets by bystanders, Ray J started the altercation, but ended up being on the losing end of the fight.
This, of course, didn’t sit well with Ray. He took to the radio this morning, angrily telling New York’s Power 105.1 DJs that he was looking for Fab.
Ray J’s radio rant shows what’s wrong with hyper-masculinity. Even if Fab was serious about Ray serenading Mayweather, so what? Going off on a 7-minute diatribe threatening to “see” someone in the streets, getting your friends to rape him, and calling him a f*aggot isn’t the way to handle things either.
This weekend, I had an interesting twitter exchange with @CDavisSpeaks about heterosexual masculinity and how when threatened, some men lash out violently.
Davis, a heterosexual man who consideres himself a feminist, wrote: “Men confuse me with such nonsense. Insecurity shows and it runs deep. Our manhood is not defined by our sexuality. Know this, please.”
Hopefully, Ray J has just as many hangers-on who can calm him down rather than continue to gas his head because this is the type of thing that–if it occurred in “real life”–could lead to some sad singing and flower bringing.
Let’s hope both of these men can squash their beef and move on.