Playboi Carti's young prodigy Ken Carson – who signed to Carti's Opium label in 2021 – is taking issue with another buzzing underground act known as Summrs. Their surprising feud stems from a post Summrs shared with his 307k IG followers claiming he gets more streams.
Summrs leaked the below chart that suggests he's the 5th most-streamed underground rapper (on a monthly basis) behind acts like Yeat and ahead of Ken Carson, Cactus Jack signee SoFaygo, Jeleel! and more.
"This the numbers only labels see they gone be mad at me," he wrote. Coming from Louisiana, Summrs is popularizing a sub-genre called "pluggnb" along with other acts like Autumn!
Ken seemed to take the flex personally. He responded in a series of tweets and indirectly challenged Summrs to talk about his shows rather than just his streaming numbers. "Post ya shows gang lol," he wrote. "Ur fav has yet 2 tour. It won't sell lol." He added, "Rap cap boy shut up."
The 19-year-old is selling out hella venues across the US with his own headlining tour. Ken recently dropped his debut album 'X' with dizzying hits like "Nobody" and "South Beach."
Meanwhile, Summrs is reportedly on house arrest after being hit with robbery charges that stem from an incident involving another rising star named Iayze (pronounced Jace).
Not only do Ken's tweets mark a rare move from someone who likes to stay low-key on social media. In an interview with Montreality last year, he spoke about why he doesn't like to judge or hate on other people.
Making the conflict kind of weird is that Summrs and Ken share similar fanbases with their woozy styles. One thing about Summrs that puts him in a different league is that he's built his wave independently, while Ken has earned a chunk of his clout thanks to his connection to Carti.