Kevin Hart is sticking up for himself after Mike Epps continues to fuel an Instagram feud.
The beef began when Epps posted a photo of himself and Eddie Murphy to the social media platform last month. But when a user commented, “Eddie Murphy is funnier than Kevin Hart still,” Epps reportedly responded with “S**t, everybody is,” but the Insta post has since been deleted.
And Hart wasn’t about to let Epps’ harsh words keep him from defending himself. “It’s a shame that not everybody is not selling tickets like me though,” Hart responded in the comments.
But it didn’t end there.
When Comedy Hype shared a link to an article written about the ongoing bad blood, neither Epps, 47, nor the “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” star would let it fizzle.
“Not press-worthy,” the “Meet The Blacks” actor commented, before Hart laid it all down.
“All I can say is that you’re a sad individual. I talked to you several times face to face in attempts to put the B.S. behind us. I even reached out to u like a man and tried to get to the bottom of your bitterness,” he wrote. “When will you realize that my success has nothing to do with you or your journey?”
He continued, “Unlike you, I want to see you win… I’m actually a fan, champ. I’m praying for the day that you will realize that so many of us entertainers have a crab in a barrel mentality. You are the biggest crab I know. I will continue to shine and continue to make history and continue to do comedy at the HIGHEST level. If that makes u sick then so be it. I will hand you a throw-up bucket because this next year that I’m about to have will be my best Mr. Bitter. While you worry about this grown little man please know, and understand, that all I am worried about is SUCCESS!”
But Epps responded claiming Hart is trying to play the “victim.”
“I said it ‘wasn’t press-worthy’ and here you go as usual trying to show the world how great you are because people pick on you. Get the f**k out,” he wrote. “You have a long line of s**t to clean up before you can hand me a motherf**king bucket. I’ve been doing this s**t for 25 plus years Mr. Victim. Don’t get too cute lil brother. This s**t is a lifetime achievement. And stop following my comments around the World Wide Web.”
The pair have traded jabs online since as early as 2014.