Update 06/10/2021 3:02pm:
Thursday's episode of ESPN's First Take turned awkward after an entertaining segment involving Quavo and Kendrick Perkins.
In the middle of the back-and-forth between the retired NBA champion and Atlanta rapper, Stephen A. Smith looked visibly annoyed before stating he was unaware of their Twitter feud.
"KP let me say this man, I knew absolutely, positively nothing about this 'beef' or whatever it is between y'all," Stephen A. said 3:22 into the above clip. "I knew nothing about this literally until y'all both came on the air. Let me say this to you, Quavo loves his basketball, knows his basketball. You a champion, clearly a paid analyst on this network. You know your basketball and now it's about us talking basketball, how 'bout that? Are we good?"
Quavo and Perkins remained light-hearted and respectful throughout the segment, and Quavo clarified that there was no real beef between the two after Stephen A's remarks. Once the segment concluded and the feuding duo were off-air, Stephen A's co-hosts reflected on how entertaining the segment was before the atmosphere turned awkward following his opposite opinion.
"I wasn't [entertained]. No, I wasn't. I didn't like it one bit," he declared before Max Kellerman asked him to explain. "Because I don't. I'm gonna leave it at that. I don't. I had nothing to do with that. I didn't know anything about it."
Take a look at the clip above.
Original 06/10/2021 12:56pm:
Quavo and retired NBA champion Kendrick Perkins finally came face to face (remotely) after a series of social media jabs were exchanged between the two.
Earlier this week, Perkins reignited the feud when he called Quavo out for "trash" bars after the Migos member took a shot at him on his song, "F*** 12." Quavo responded with a photo of the ESPN analyst along with an emoji placed as an uppercut.
The two confronted each other on Thursday's episode of First Take after Perkins commented on the feud a day prior. The pair continued to trade jabs as Perkins defended himself against Quavo's criticism of his NBA career. Ultimately, both men made peace towards the end of the segment.
Take a look above to view the exchange.