DJ Akademiks Talks About The Heated Exchange He Had With Vic Mensa [VIDEO]

By Daryl Nelson

DJ Akademiks spoke about the heated argument he had with Vic Mensa a couple of days ago. If you missed it, the rapper stopped by the show Everyday Struggle and accused Ak of clowning some of the people who've been murdered in Chicago.

"I wanted to slap you in the face," said Mensa. "I really felt as if people exactly like you sensationalized and made a following off of clowning situations we go through in real life."
Here's what Akademiks said on the latest episode of Everyday Struggle about that exchange:

"I am never above an artist who may have a difference of opinion on either what I've said or what I've said about them, to come up here and voice it. That's the reason we have guests," he said. "When Vic Mensa was here, I could have easily glanced over and went past that but that was a point of discussion, when I have discussed this a lot and know he's been outspoken about it. So I wanted to know how he felt ... He said what he had to say. I think it's important."
Then on Instagram, Akademiks explained himself further and said he never tried to make light of the murders in Chicago.

I've Always loved and supported the ppl and rappers affected by violence in Chicago. I understand tho why everyone there might hate me. And that something I'll take and wear. I've loved the music and culture there but always denounced the disgusting violence. Perhaps it wasn't my place to speak on that but to be clear I never done anything but show sympathy for the victims of violence in Chicago while vehemently condemning the ppl who did the violence. Still I'm understanding of the ppl who may share a difference of opinion or who May see me as the agitator and I hope one day we can reconcile . I apologize to all artist and people from Chicago for giving light to drill music and it may be one the things I did wrong while coming up. I've realized a lot within the last few Days.

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What do you think about his apology?

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