While Luda’s recent diss aims to put Big Sean and Drake in check, Sean says “Badaboom” is built on a misunderstanding from over a year ago.
Ludacris’ newly released mixtape 1.21 Gigawatts featured a swift message to Drake and Big Sean and addressed their taking credit for what is called the “Supa Dupa” flow. The track, “Badaboom” responds to the younger rappers’ alleged claims that Luda stole that punchline pattern. However, Big Sean offered his own side of the issue to KUBE 93 radio in Seattle.
“Ya’ll sure [the song] is about me? ‘Cause I didn’t hear no name or nothing, ” he said. “I ain’t got no problems with Luda, I never did. I think he’s referring to an interview I did over a year ago. Literally over a year ago. But in the interview I said he’s a legend. I respect people who is ahead of me. I respect OGs and the Gs in general. The only thing I said–[the interviewers] was telling me about the “Supa Dupa” flow. They call it the Supa Dupa flow because on Big Sean my second mixtape I had a flow on there where I was using one word to describe another word in a punchline form.”
He continued, “I feel like Drake made it more popular on the song ‘Forever.’ A lot of people thought Drake made that up and this was new, and Drake was like, ‘I could trace that back to Big Sean actually on his mixtape. That’s where I first heard it. I think that’s where a lot of emcees got it from.’ That’s what Drake said. So people was telling me, ‘This is your flow.’ And I’m like, ‘Alright.'”
He also said he understood that the flow came before him, and perhaps even before Ludacris.
“I’m pretty sure it was done before [Luda] but I’m just saying where it came from now. We talkin’ about now…I’m not trying to debate and say, ‘I was the first to do this ever.’ I’m just saying that’s just where it was between us. So [some interviewers] asked me, ‘What’s a good example of [the Supa Dupa flow] and what’s a bad example of it?’ And I think I said [Luda’s] ‘balloons’ line. But I’m telling you this was over a year ago. I can’t believe this was something that’s been lingering this long…I don’t have no problems with Luda. I didn’t even know he cared that much, for a year, to be thinking about what I said in interviews…I think Luda is the best, I think he’s a legend.”