It appears that all is not well in the Chip and Tinie Tempah bromance…
When talking to Charlie Sloth before his first Fire In The Booth session in years, Chip said, “A year ago I heard Tinie’s Fire in the Booth and you know what it broke my heart”.
“A man [Tinie] said: ‘moment of silence for every rapper out of a deal.’
“So you tell me, when there’s a moment of silence what does that mean? It means somebody’s death. So all you rappers out of deals are dead? A man [Tinie] said this with his own mouth, there’s no denying that.”
“I’m not gonna bite that bait. But that is rude and it’s disrespectful. 95% of the rappers that you press play for Charlie are not signed.”
“These are men that were like me at the time, grabbing a pen and paper.”
“We feel like this is the only way out of the type of environments that we grew up in, where people are getting stabbed and dying and all kinds of madness.”
“He thinks you lot are dead. It breaks my heart.”
He also believes that grime artists should be using their celebrity status to better effect.
“You’ve got a platform, so use it in the right way,” Chip said.
“You’re supposed to be a voice. I come from the government education system with four Bs and five As.”
“There are things happening in our community that are hurting people. You see if I get to 10 Downing Street, I’m not going to take a picture. Is that hip-hop? Is that grime? Is that urban?”
But that wasn’t the end of it. When breaking down his bars, Chip directly took digs at former friend Tinie Tempah…
“Man [Tinie] said: ‘I left the pizza boys that thought I won’t deliver again. You say you’re going to be around. We’ll see who is in the end.’
“So let me show you how we decipher bars. Who else in England has a song called Pizza Boy?
“Don’t put it past me being at those red carpets. I’m back now. I’ll be there. I’ll see you at that fashion show saying ‘Tinie you got bars today or not? No, that’s what you’re not good at right?’
“Come here Rude Boy, I’ll show you about all that on the microphone. Chipmunk don’t answer to no one. Let that be a warning. don’t play with me.”
Tinie Tempah is yet to respond…