July 25, 2013

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Did Frank Ocean Sneak in Chris Brown Diss on New Verse?

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

So if you're not up on Atlanta hip hop trio Migos and their inescapable hit "Versace," then you need to listen to the track below. The song, released earlier this year, revolves around the group barreling you with a steady stream of the word "Versace". The first listen is slightly irritating. The second listen is compelling. The fifth time is obsessive. Those familiar can skip ahead and I'll meet up with you after the video.

The song earned more exposure after Drake dropped a remix to the track. Now, Frank Ocean has gotten in on it, penning a new verse to the track that he posted, but not recorded, to his Tumblr page which may include a subliminal shot at Chris Brown.

In the new verse, Ocean says that he's "selling out cities/ I don't do no promo," and name drops performance artist Marina Abramovic and fashion designer Riccardo Tisci.

But the most telling lines may be in the beginning, as Ocean writes, "You could stay seated/I'm taking that Grammy/Your music is sloppy," a possible reference to Brown not standing up during Ocean's Best Urban Contemporary Album Grammy win. Ocean, who received a standing ovation for his win, beat out Brown's latest album Fortune.

Brown and Ocean, as you may recall, got into a fight in Los Angeles in January over a parking spot, resulting in Brown and his crew allegedly punching Ocean. Ocean declined to press charges, noting on his Tumblr that, "Forgiveness, albeit difficult, is wisdom."

Check out the full verse below: 

via Frank Ocean/Tumblr
via Frank Ocean/Tumblr
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