Lil Yachty’s halftime performance during this week’s edition of ESPN Monday Night Football led to an unlikely social media beef. Former MLB pitcher Travis Blackley criticized Lil Boat’s music via Twitter following the brief appearance on the NFL broadcast.
“Absolute trash! How does this even pass for talent!” Blackley wrote in a since-deleted tweet. “Nothing about this so called music is real! What’s ur voice actually sound like without Autotune? It can’t be any worse that this.”
Yachty discovered Blackley’s tweet and pulled no punches in response.
“That’s why u a free agent bitch,” Yachty fired back.
😂😂😂That’s why u a free agent bitch https://t.co/eQmKrD2vKp
— Underdog (@lilyachty) October 23, 2018
Blackley hasn’t pitched in the MLB since 2013. He was part of the Detroit Tigers organization last year but was signed to a minor league deal. He was released in April 2017.
Watch Yachty’s performance of “Everything Good, Everything Right” from the halftime show below.