Trinidad James stirred up a hornet’s nest last week during a concert in New York when he told the audience that Atlanta runs their city musically.

Several NYC rappers including Maino, Smoke DZA and Hell Rell took offense at what they perceived as disrespect being shown to their hometown.

James addresses the controversy in his new “The Truth Will Set You Free” vlog.

I picked the wrong place to have a barbershop conversation,” James said. “This is not an apology. And I’m never apologizing for the truth. But this is to let the city of New York know I wasn’t trying to disrespect you. I could never do that. That’s against my code as a man. Forget being a rapper. Most of y’all don’t think I can rap anyway. As a man I could never disrespect that city.”

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