Hodgy Beats calls Tyler The Creator a ‘fraud’ at Odd Future festival

Pair exchange insults at the hip-hop group's own Camp Flog Gnaw festival

Rapper Hodgy Beats has hit out at his Odd Future bandmate Tyler, The Creator, labelling Tyler as a “fraud” as the pair exchanged heated words at the Odd Future Camp Flog Gnaw festival over the weekend.

Camp Flog Gnaw took place in Los Angeles, with both Hodgy and Tyler playing sets alongside the likes of Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky, Willow Smith and more.

Having made barbed remarks towards Tyler during his set, Hodgy later wrote on Instagram: “Call me jealous. Just don’t call my phone. Tyler is a fraud. He turned his back on n****s that never crossed him and I’m not just speaking for myself only… Where Earl [Sweatshirt, fellow Odd Future rapper] go? I know he had no part in the carnival.”

Hodgy proceeded to take to Twitter to continue venting his frustrations with the hip-hop collective’s de-facto leader. “Think about who built the name OF together as a unit. Now Think about who took the first initial shit on OF,” he wrote, adding: “If it wasn’t for OF where would Tyler be?”

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Tyler himself responded to Hodgy’s comments in his own set, telling the crowd: “N****s got me fucked up. I put too many n****s on. I helped too many of my motherfucking friends out. And n****s gonna come foul? And you know who the fuck I’m talking about n***a. And yes, it’s getting real. I love you though.”

Tyler later tweeted that Hodgy’s comments “bummed me out I was side stage like wtf wow, what did I do”. He also added that things are “fine” between himself and Earl.

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Earlier in the year, Tyler The Creator ignited rumours of Odd Future’s demise by tweeting, “although its no more, those 7 letters are forever”. It was thought that he was referring to the ‘OFWGKTA’ initials.

Responding to speculation a day later, Tyler tweeted: “All I was doing was looking at old photos with friends and thinking about how time flies, crazy how one tweet can stir so much”. Later, however, Earl Sweatshirt said Tyler had been “solidifying the obvious”.

Reacting to this news, Matt Martians of Odd Future offshoot The Internet told All Hip Hop: “It needed to be said, because I think it’s important for our progress, and other people in Odd Future’s progress, to shed that name. It’s a badge. It’s a great thing. Everything has to move on. Everything has to have closure.”

He added: “I think what rose from that is what really matters. A lot of great careers spawned from that, and a lot of great careers will continue to spawn from that.”