Beef is when you need two gats to go to sleep.
Beef is when your moms ain’t safe up in the streets.
Beef is when I see you, guaranteed to be an ICU.
… Or at least that’s what I thought it was. I thought beef was a life for thugs and hoodlums. Cold blooded killers. KILLA CAM KILLA KILLA KILLA. I guess that was in the nineties before the creation of social networking and all media forms surrounding it. Before Joe Budden wept real internet thug tears. In an instant words can become heated spurs, insults and threats and moments later, that same heated argument just minutes before becomes a whisper in the digital world. The hostility however will linger… waiting for the next argument. Then a series of arguments and thus the beef is born.
I, myself have been involved in many e-incidents in which I came close to almost having a full blown conniption. Only online, nothing has ever truly evolved into the real skreets. Either because I’m untouchable (I live too far) or it was almost 2 am (Thank JAH because I was really not trying to be rocked by grown ass men) and everyone was ready sleep. What is it about online commentary that makes people so angry? What is it about insults that appear on your screen that gets your blood racing and adrenaline pumping? I don’t know. I was asking y’all, what I do know is… People build confidence online. They feel they have become invincible and can say what they please, when they please. More often than not, a lot of these people don’t have an actual problem with you; they have an audience, not in all cases but in most.
Social networking becomes a part of your daily life. You become acquainted with people thousands of miles away or people you never met a 15 minute drive away. You share jokes with them, stories, events with these people. Some of them you get to know beyond the ones and zeros. Skype sessions, conference calls, I heard people are even taking planes to go to picnics… UH. I mean. …You befriend them; fall in love with them, and in the worst case scenario you get dragged off the porch by them.
I’m sure this has been a trend throughout the history of social networking. Facebook, MySpace, Blackplanet, Tdotwire, Mi Gente… Habbo Hotel; in which people have gotten into many altercations online. Twitter however takes things to a HNL. Hole. Nutha. LEHEL. Without missing a breath your entire timeline can go from calm and collected to World War 34566. If you blink you can easily miss the catalyst. One tweet here, one retweet there and a mention or even the passing of someone’s name will set it off. Personally, I know I can go off on a tangent with not much to back it up (I try not to but I mean….) and furiously tweet my insults away. Not stopping to think what the consequences could be. Many people don’t. This results in smear campaigns, personal and private conversations put out in public, nude photographs (if that’s your sort of thing), and at the most extreme people showing up to neighbourhoods and houses.
In most recent Twitter history, online “beef” has become actual real life “beef” and people being arrested. Girls are fighting. Guys are fighting. Guys want to fight girls. Girls want to stab guys. It’s a hot ass mess. It has become a part of your life. Our lives.
The reason for your fights. For your stress and high blood pressure. A reason for you to worry about saying something that could get you ripped the fuck into. Twitter is no longer just Twitter. Social networking is no longer just online. Its offline. In your streets. At your door. So, next time you decide you want to go after that old Twitter flame or a former best friend who also has twitter, just to say a few words.. Just to let them know how YOU feel try to remember, if you end up on World star you will be arrested.
Beef is when you get caught up in these Twitter streets. .
Beef is when your retweets catch a lot of heat.
Beef is when I @ you, guaranteed to be an internetbeeffortwo.
• @_Roscoe vs @onmyNJbullshit
@_Roscoe actually showed up to @onmyNJbullshit ‘s neighbourhood. I don’t know why. I missed it. I think the beef is now settled but I mean…
• Bee vs Black Twitter and Friends
At least once every 2 or 3 weeks. I really don’t know what this Bee girl did too Black Twitter up until this day, but they don’t seem to be very impressed with her and will attempt (and sometimes succeed) to drag her, periodically.
• Shawdy (Shawdy? Shawty?) Dread vs @MrrTerry
That guy with dreads wants @MrrTerry dead. That’s all that I know.
- @GhostWritaMusic vs @JoeBudden
Well…. Even my mom who doesn’t use Twitter knows about this beef. Sorry.
And an honourable mention to the million others who have been the aggressors and victims of e-beef.
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