You Don’t Want It! 14 Beef And Answer Songs

April 24, 2014 ‐ By Kendra Koger


When you have so much to say, and want it to be effective, you have to make sure that you get your point across with the most prominent punch.  When you have the music medium to help you to express yourself, you can either answer back to someone, or just put all of your issues with them out on the table.  In doing so, you can land on this list.

Now we know about some of the obvious candidates that came from the East Coast vs. West Coasts beefs, Jay Z vs. Nas, and the recent Kendrick vs. Drake.  I’m going to try to surprise you with this list.  Here are 14 songs that artists used to address someone who they were angry with, or wanted to answer to a previous song.  Now, let’s get to it:


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  • Jayda Brown

    I remember that no pigeon song, I wonder why it didn’t have the longevity that No Scrubs have? Oh well, I give them a A for effort. 🙂

  • MarriedMomOf2

    I still have NSYNC’s album No Strings Attached in my CD case, brought it the day the album first came out and I was still in high school at the time. But yeah I also have Mama Say Know you out on my phone, love that song.

  • DiamondGirlJ

    I LOOOVE this article…..really took me back with “What Up Whats Happenin” I think its great that you have so many songs that we knew about and gave the backstory to certain other ones. Great Job!

  • IllyPhilly

    There were many others you could have put up there in place of Sweet Home Alabama.