Method Man received some unexpected support from Soulja Boy after openly announcing he would never return to Hot 97 Summer Jam due to a generation gap.

The Wu-Tang Clan legend took to social media following his performance at the festival last weekend to express his frustration. On an Instagram post of his performance, Method Man commented, “Not our crowd at all. Thanks again, New York and the whole tri-state (that showed up to the event) plus Peter [Rosenberg] and Ebro [Darden]. I got love for you guys, but never again.. at this point the generation gap is just too wide for me.. #nevercomingback.”

On June 4, while in Los Angeles, Soulja Boy was asked about Method Man’s remarks. He seemed to think that Method Man’s reaction was temporary: “I don’t think he mean that. He probably just in his feelings,” Soulja Boy said. “He probably gon’ perform at a future event, you know what I’m saying? But shout out to him. People got different … I don’t know. That’s New York, though. Everybody supposed to know who he is. It don’t matter. That’s crazy. I didn’t know that. There probably was a lot of young people in the audience. Shout out to him. He’s definitely a legend, for sure. He entitled to respond however he feel like. It’s gon’ be all good.”

Method Man, known for appreciating fellow Hip Hop legends, recently showed his admiration for LL COOL J. During an appearance on Kevin Hart’s ‘Gold Minds with Kevin Hart’ podcast in March, Method Man confessed he still “fans out” over LL COOL J. “I still fan out over LL COOL J, let me tell you,” he admitted. “Sixteen! Sixteen years old [when he released his first single]! Come on, man. People don’t talk enough about COOL J, man.”

Fans of classic Hip Hop will remember that Method Man and LL COOL J collaborated in 1997 on the track ‘4,3,2,1.’ This song appeared on LL’s seventh studio album, ‘Phenomenon,’ and ignited a notorious beef with rapper Canibus.

The dialogue between Method Man and Soulja Boy underscores the generational shifts in hip hop culture, but also highlights the mutual respect between artists of different eras. Despite the gap, legends like Method Man continue to receive recognition from both peers and fans alike.

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