|Chris Brown, Karrueche Tran and Soulja Boy Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic; Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic; Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images|
The fight ignited after the "Crank That" rapper, 26, liked a photo of Tran, 28, on Instagram. "Chris brown just called me and said he wanna fight me because I liked @karrueche picture on Instagram this n---a a bitch," Soulja Boy wrote on Twitter on Monday night.
"Aye @chrisbrown pull up n---a I'll knock yo Bitch Ass out," he continued. "F--k @chrisbrown. That n---a @chrisbrown better not tweet s--t with his p--sy ass. He called my phone trippin so now I'm trippin F--k n---a. Fruits!"
Soulja Boy then brought up Brown's tumultuous relationship with ex Rihanna as well as his previous legal trouble. "Chris Brown think he hard cuz he hit a woman," the rapper tweeted. "And jumped a fan at his house party on New Years lmao u can't fight Bitch do that s--t to me."
Brown, 27, responded on Instagram with a series of videos and memes poking fun at his nemesis. In one, Brown mentioned his 2-year-old daughter, Royalty, saying, "Happy New Year! Royalty is 2 and has 5 times more money than Soulja Boy already. I'd be mad too."
The "Grass Ain't Greener" singer also slammed Soulja Boy for dragging Rihanna, 28, into the spat, saying, "This s--t is beneath me. I want to bring black people together, but you gotta get your ass whooped, my n---a. Because at the end of the day, what's the first joke you had? The Rihanna joke, my n---a? I was 17. I'm 27 now. You can get a grown man ass whoopin'."
The feud continued on Tuesday, January 3, when Tran responded, writing in a since-deleted Instagram post: "First off this drama between the both of these two is so ridiculous it makes no sense. We just brought in a new year and this is what we doing?? ... This isn't cool or funny.. it's draining.. not just for me.. but for everyone. There's so much more out there in life then 'twitter beefs.' ... I been chillen.. working.. eating my veggies.. hitting these squats and minding my own business and that's exactly how I want to keep it."
Moments later, Brown replied to his ex's post, writing, "NOONE ASKED FOR THIS OPINION!!! IT AINT OVER YOU!! GIRL KEEP THE FAME YOU GOT AND STAY CLASSY! ... IM SO SICK OF N---AS COMING AT ME LEFT AND RIGHT AND NOW SHE WANNA CHIME IN. NOBODY GIVES A F—K. ... ALL YOUR FRIENDS ARE YOUR FRIENDS BECAUSE YOU WAS CHRIS BROWNS GIRL! AND THE OTHER FRIENDS YOU STILL TALK TO.... I F--KED. So advice from bitches that had my d--k in they mouth is really not informative!"
And just when we thought it was over, Soulja Boy chimed in again, tweeting, "F--k Chris brown. Bitch ass n---a ain't nothing but a woman I wish he hit my sister like he did Rihanna I would beat his ass. The difference between me and Chris is I shot a N---a before. And he hit a woman before. We not the same."
Brown and Tran dated on and off for four years until March 2015, when the model called it quits after finding out the singer had fathered his daughter, Royalty, with another woman while they were together.
Chris Brown and Soulja Boy Are Feuding Over Karrueche Tran
UPDATE: Karrueche Tran has responded to the ongoing feud on social media. "I just..okay..First off this drama between both of these two is so ridiculous it makes no sense. We just brought in a new year and what we doing?? Leave the extra'd out, rah rah s--t behind. This isn't cool or funny..it's draining..not just for me..but for everyone," she wrote. "There's so much more out there in life then "twitter beefs." But anyways..second off..trying. to. make. me. feel. poppin? You talking about your old song 'Poppin'? You know what makes me feel poppin? Getting up and going to set.. walking in my apartment and seeing my Emmy with my name on it.. giving away shoes and feeding the less fortunate..being able to provide for my family with my own $$..that's what makes me feel good about myself. I been chillen...working..eating my veggies..hitting these squats and minding my own business and that's exactly how I want to keep it."
Brown responded to Karrueche's comment with another Instagram post.
Brown also leaked Soulja Boy's phone number, to which Soulja Boy responded, "Chris brown Bitch Ass just leaked my number I'm not changing my number I got 10 iPhones this is gonna be my team breezy hot line."
Chris Brown, Soulja Boy feud on social media over Karrueche Tran
The new year is off to a dissonant start for Chris Brown and Soulja Boy.
The hip-hop stars engaged in a social media war of words after Soulja Boy allegedly liked an Instagram photo of Brown's ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran.
This apparently enraged Brown, who then called the "Crank That" rapper to confront him and challenge him to a fight, according to Soulja Boy.
"Chris Brown just called me and said he wanna fight me because I liked @karrueche picture on Instagram this n**** a b****," Soulja Boy tweeted Monday evening.
Brown then fired back Tuesday morning with multiple seething Instagram posts, claiming in one that he never actually called Soulja Boy like the rapper claimed.
"ROYALTY (Brown's daughter) IS 2 AND HAS 5 times more money than SOULJA boy already," Brown added. "I'd be mad too."
Brown — who broke up with Tran roughly two years ago — also threatened to "whoop" Soulja Boy in a nearly minute-long Instagram video, going on record in the clip to ask professional boxer Adrien Broner to set up a ring for their throwdown.
Soulja Boy added to the dispute Tuesday morning as well, referencing Brown's 2009 abuse of pop star Rihanna and accusing him of drug use in a series of other tweets.
Tran — a 28-year-old actress and model — attempted to diffuse the tension by commenting on one of Brown's posts, contending that the situation was unwarranted.
"First off this drama between both of these two is so ridiculous it makes no sense. We just brought in a new year and what we doing??" she wrote, adding, "This isn't cool or funny..it's draining..not just for me..but for everyone."
But Brown, 27, didn't take too kindly to her response and fired off a heated salvo in her direction as well.
"NOONE ASKED FOR THIS OPINION!!!" he began. "IT AINT OVER YOU!! GIRL KEEP THE FAME YOU GOT AND STAY CLASSY!"
In addition to publishing his own angry tweets, Soulja Boy retweeted a wave of comments and articles about the feud on his Twitter page.
Brown, meanwhile, shared one last video of himself in bed, telling Soulja Boy he was "waiting" for him to put out a video.