Brooklyn's own Maino took to the airwaves this past weekend at 107.5 WGCI In Chicago.
Two hot topics involving the 'Hustle Hard' boss came up. The first was the claim by fellow Brooklyn rhyme spitter Papoose that he was in fact the 'King Of NY'.
“Ain’t nobody from New York outdo me yet, not even new artists,” he stated. “Did he say he was the king of New York? I’m out here moving. I didn’t catch it, I heard some things.”
Maino seemed caught off guard by the question and actually thought the radio host Dj MoonDawg was joking due to the fact he wasn't aware of the comments.
The subject then switched to a perceived beef between himself and G.O.O.D Music's Big Sean for what was said in an interview a while back that Maino cleared up face to face with Sean at the BET Hip Hop Awards.
“I was making a point to some of my homies that a lot of the rappers of today, you look foolish beefing with because they ain’t about that type of energy. They ain’t about that. They ain’t about the gangsta, thug imagery. They ain’t into the street credibility or what have you. They more or less cool dudes. There’s nothing wrong with that. I gave examples like Wiz Khalifa and Big Sean. In the heat of my conversation, I called him ‘Little Sean.’ People thought I did it on purpose, and I really didn’t.”
“I ran into him at the BET Awards on the red carpet and I wasn’t going to reach out through no phones. I was going to see him whenever I saw him and told him that wasn’t really what I was about, because that was contrary to everything I was saying. Why would I say in one breath, ‘You look crazy beefing with dudes like that’ and at the same time trying to diss him?” he said. “He not even talking like that. These artists not even talking like that. They cool dudes and had jobs and was just existing. Drinking, getting high, smoking, partying, that’s cool. That’s fine with me. It wasn’t really me trying to get at him. It was really a misunderstanding.”