2 Chainz recently claimed he bodied everyone who appeared on Kanye West’s “Mercy” single, including Big Sean and Pusha T.
But during a recent Zoom appearance on The Rap Pack podcast, Sean told Carl Chery and HipHopDX editor-in-chief Trent Clark he was slightly bugged by Tity Boi’s declaration.
“I immediately called him like, ‘What the fuck you talkin’ about bro?’” Sean admits. “He was like, ‘No, no, I wasn’t talking about you, bro. I was talkin’ about the whole game. Obviously everybody on there was going crazy. I’m like, ‘That’s not how it seemed.’
“He was like, ‘Nah, bro.’ I told him, I was like, ‘Nigga, as far as ‘Mercy’ goes, I was the first one doing my verse on the song. Like, it was just the beat and I freestyled my verse. Like, I did it without trying and Kanye was the one who loved it so much.”
Sean Don went on to say how much praise he got for the verse and took credit for setting the tone on the song “without even trying” — and Chainz didn’t deny it.
“He didn’t have no objections to that,” Sean added. “He knew. I’ve done a lot of songs with 2 Chainz. I was gonna be like, ‘Oh OK, I got you on ‘K.O’ and ‘All Me’ and ‘Big Bank.’ But that’s my brother. We was just really kinda kidding around.”
“Mercy” was released in 2012 as the inaugural single for the Cruel Summer compilation. The song peaked at No. 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and hit No. 1 on both the Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. It was officially certified quadruple platinum in 2016.