Trillary Banks And NoLay Are Locked In A Fast-Paced, Multi-Faceted Feud

Trillary Banks And NoLay Are Locked In A Fast-Paced, Multi-Faceted Feud

November 18, 2020

It's hard to pinpoint exactly where the NoLay and Trillary Banks conflict started, but tension has been simmering away on Twitter for some time now. Accusations of ghostwriters and colourism have been thrown and it's all been getting a little heated.

Followers of both MCs will know things have already been tense between them, but this current bout can be largely traced back to a month ago when Trillary filmed the "Shelly Anne (Duppy Daily)" at a Shell garage (a reference to Chip's "Flowers" send), which opened with the line Rule number 1: I am the rap queen. Argument done.

NoLay took exception to this, but it wasn't until this weekend that the feud was kicked into overdrive. You can track a lot of this in her recent Instagram Live, but NoLay dropped a freestyle called "Choke On My Name", which she says wasn't specifically aimed at Trillary. However, when Trillary dropped her freestyle for Pacman TV's The Hotspot series, which was filled with its own coded references, NoLay declared war.

In said Instagram Live, NoLay accuses Trillary of wearing her gold mask to hide the fact that she didn't know the lyrics because they were written for her. She also described Trillary's upcoming project as a "piss-poor, doo-doo mixtape", railed against the Leicester rapper's claim that Miss LaFamilia was herself using a ghostwriter and promised to "turn her wig into a cornfield". Soon after, Trillary responded with "R.I.P. Auntie NoLay". And then last night, NoLay uploaded her response, "Corn", even shoving an actor dressed as Trillary in the visual.

Meanwhile, back on social media, NoLay revisited her ghostwriting accusation, posting screenshots that suggested video director Pacman TV was credited as a writer on Trillary's "The Hotspot" (released the same day as "Choke On My Name"). This, as she points out, implies one of two things: either Pacman is writing lyrics for Trillary, or b) Pacman is claiming credit and keeping royalties for lyrics he did not write. This afternoon, Pacman issued his own rebuttal, attributing the credits to an automated process that's triggered every time he uploads an artist's freestyle to Tunecore.

Either way, this is far from over and you can probably expect a few more rounds in the next few days. Catch up with both rappers' videos below.

Updated on November 19: Trillary Banks has since uploaded her latest response, "Resurrector".

Words: James Keith