Who would have thought a preacher's son would be in the middle of a rap beef with one of the most underrated rappers in the game?
It all started over J.Cole's alleged subliminals about his supposed sexual encounter with the oldest of the Simmons clan, Vanessa Simmons.
But it was after J.Cole mentioned Diggy on his track "Grew Up Fast," that the "beef" really begin.
"Less you talking blockbuster, you niggas in not Russell/You more Diggy, Me, I’m more Biggie/No diss to the young boy, I’m just rapping, get bored quickly."
Diggy soon dropped "What You Say To Me," which he confirmed was written and recorded prior to "Grew Up Fast" hitting the 'net, but nonetheless, a line was drawn and beef was brewed.
After talking it out and calling a truce, six months later, Diggy and J.Cole are back at square one.
Today, Diggy dropped "Fall Down" as a response to a line J.Cole shared during a Kendrick Lamar show in North Carolina.
"Woke up this morning to the rumors of n*ggas wildin. Picture me hatin on a young n*gga with talent. Album flopped, but it's cool, he's caked out on his allowance. I was out in Vegas, kicks was the latest, bitch was the baddest, her head was the greatest. The only thing I ask of you haters, can't diss a n*gga if you got him on your playlist."
Diggy's age seems to be the reason why J.Cole won't release an actual "diss," but Diggy's 17, and he definitely has bars!
The Unexpected Arrival rapper fired shot after shot at J.Cole, spitting:
"I guess I rattled you snaggle tooth/you know betta/thought J stood for Jermaine not jetsetter/ you seen me and shook my hand/copping pleas in person/ now you act less than a man, mentioning me in verses/you used to have dreams of my big sister kissing ya/ now it's nightmares of her little brother dissing ya/sneak dissing and jabs, I don't really see the benefit/but I guess you lame enough, probably will keep you relevant/ Maybe you should sign with me instead of Mr. Carter/ I don't really see the benefit/ how you mad at me cause I got a relationship with my father, huh"
As silly as this "beef" is, the fact of the matter is, Diggy Simmons is fair game in the world of hip-hop beef.
The notion of Diggy just "being a kid," is all about perception, and as most of the world knows, perception is reality.
Over the years, people have watched sweet innocent Diggy grow up on the TV screen with his family, garnering him the reputation as Rev. Run's adorable talented son.
But let's sit back and ask ourselves why we perceive Diggy as being an innocent young boy?
Diggy Simmons and Chief Keef are both 17, and have lived vastly different lives, but at the end of the day, they're still teenagers.
Think about it, Chief Keef just turned 17, but no one perceives the "3hunna" rapper as being a kid.
Instead, Chief Keef is up on Instagram every day posting pictures of himself getting fellatio and having threesomes with women, nothing a typical teenager does.
Matter of fact, most grown men wouldn't challenge the tough teenager because he's "perceived" as being violent, not a kid.
Let's also not forget the fact that Chief Keef is a father. Maybe this all plays into him being perceived as an adult, so he's treated as such.
My sentiments go as follows, if you want to come at the big dogs, one can expect to get attacked by the big dogs.
But in all actuality, as bad as J.Cole probably wants to wash Diggy, he will probably never take the time or waste his energy to beef with the "young talented n*gga."
It's not good for his image, nor will he gain any hip-hop credibility for doing so.
Despite beefing with someone 10 years his senior, I think Diggy's damn near grown and can handle his own.
Mobb Deep dropped their first album at 17, and Nas was well on his way to becoming one of the best rappers of all time at 17, Diggy will be able to conduct and handle himself accordingly if need be.
At 17, you can go to jail for life like an adult and in the rap world you can drop a few diss records and get handled like an adult.
Although I wouldn't recommend J.Cole coming back at Diggy, if Diggy is old enough to record a diss record, he's old enough to get dissed.
When everything is said and done, this rap sh*t is like tag, and this Diggy Vs. J.Cole beef ain't it.