And he’s also been ruffling a few feathers. He received some flack due to a couple bars in his song “Man Alone” being taken out of context. In the song, he drops a line that sounds like he’s alluding to ghostwriting for Nikki Minaj.
Before Nicki was wearing those crazy wigs / I was doing verses for her just hoping she made it big.
“What I meant was, she used to call me to get on her songs,” Ransom said in an interview with TMZ. “I meant that we did verses together. I did verses for her records.”
Ransom’s most prominent lyrical confrontations involved fellow New Jersey native and skilled lyricist Joe Budden. Over the years, the one-time associates and Desert Storm labelmates traded their share of lyrical jabs back and forth. This eventually led to a potentially-fatal altercation that resulted in Ransom doing time behind bars.
In an interview with Vlad TV, Ransom speaks about the origin of his past beef with Budden and the situation that brought forth his incarceration and temporary absence from the rap game.