On February 4, Maco accused Ape and his collaborators for copying his track "U Guessed It" as well as using exaggerated racial stereotypes.
OG Maco's "U Guessed It"
Keith Ape's "It G Ma" feat. JayAllday, loota, Okasian, and Kohh
Maco wrote on Twitter:
I'm aware of the Koreans that mocked me and took my sauce. I'm not impressed. I'm not inspired. I think it's kinda lame. To each his own.� L.A. Maco (@OGMaco)
I didn't have grills or extra jackets and lean cups and shit in the "U Guessed It" video, so why did they? Black stereotypes. Lame as fuck.� L.A. Maco (@OGMaco) it g ma is dope man get ur shit straight" Naw YALL just hypebeasting shit you can't even understand into relevance� L.A. Maco (@OGMaco)
Maco's main beef with Ape is the use of stereotypes, such as grills and lean cups, or styrofoam cups filled with cough syrup ("purple drank"). He is accusing Ape of cultural appropriation, or adopting elements of black culture and using them in a racist manner. Maco has also accused other artists of the same in the past, such as Iggy, Macklemore, and Miley Cyrus.
Maco also seems to credit himself for "It G Ma"s current popularity in the U.S.
Yall gotta stop saying this stupid shit. Forreal. IM THE ONE THAT FIRST TWEETED "It G Ma" and got the blogs to pick it up. Dumb fucks.� L.A. Maco (@OGMaco)