Bobby attracted a lot of attention in 2014 for his lyrics which were obviously thinly-veiled shots at several idol rappers, most notably VIXX’s Ravi and BTS’s RM.
In Bobby’s song “YGGR#HipHop” he included a line which referenced Ravi and VIXX’s song “Eternity”.
You have a long way to go, boy band rappers. Do your clock dance.
In response to this track, Ravi created a rap called “Diss Hater” where he rapped over the backing track of Epik High’s “Born Hater”. The most poignant line in the track had to be “Yes I’m an idol but you are also a f*cking idol”. Here are the full lyrics to the track:
Yes, I’m an idol
But you are also a f*cking idol.
A diss battle acting like we’re different
Is a little disgusting: let’s call it quits, right?
I acknowledge the boy group clock dance
But I’m not tone deaf, little brother
I’m away from home, hustlin’ every night too
Sure, I’m jealous. a Show Me trophy at 20
And a career that eats up Melon, all before debut
You say it like a habit, but I don’t give a f*ck
I don’t want to fight
We’re all the same, you, me, them, idols
If you rap and have some fans, does that make you real?
That’s no no. We’re different you know.
Yea if hip hop’s so easy to kill
We’re not the ones to blame, what I mean, sh*t.
Shout out to Bobby, I’m just a diss hater
Ravi wasn’t the only idol in Bobby’s sights, he also targeted BTS’s RM with one of his lyrics. Bobby collaborated on the song “Come Here” by Masta Wu and included lyrics that reference RM (Rap Monster) and BTS (Bulletproof Boy Scouts).
They call me a monster
It’s not a name I made
You prefer a full-length mirror over a basement dungeon, don’t you?
If skills are looks, then I’m Won Bin in front of bulletproof glass.
RM has said in an interview that he has no hard feelings against Bobby and only saw the song as a “light jab” and thought it was “entertaining” rather than malicious.