This week on The Four, one contestant needed to be checked by the judges.
Before his performance, James Farrow said, “I’m excited to come to ‘The Four’ because I think I’m the best rapper on this show. I checked out Sharaya’s videos, and I think she’s pretty good. But I don’t think she’s better than me.” Afterward, Farrow called out Sharaya J, confidently stating, “I told her earlier that she looked like a snack. But what she didn’t know is I came here to eat.” Fergie asked Sharaya if she wanted to battle Farrow, and she responded, “I can show him better than I can tell him.”
Sharaya, who between shows flew back to Atlanta to have chemotherapy for her recently diagnosed Stage 2 breast cancer, showed no weakness and absolutely dominated Farrow’s challenge. The judges were blown away and, honestly, Farrow didn’t stand a chance. His performance wasn’t terrible, but his cocky attitude led DJ Khaled to immediately shut him down.
After judge Meghan Trainor said Sharaya had won the rap battle, Farrow declared, “Sharaya won the dance-off for sure, but I got the bars down. This hip-hop. Hip-hop’s about bars. You got some dance moves, girl. But one-on-one, bar-for-bar, I’m killing everybody out here. I’ll tell you that right now.”
The audience booed. “Hold up,” Khaled interrupted. “First of all, ladies first. Sharaya, you are fighting for your life. You a fighter on this stage. If she don’t win, I’m out.” He continued: “Now, James, let me tell you something about life. You gotta be great, but you gotta be grateful. Don’t ever disrespect nobody on this stage.” As Farrow attempted to respond, Khaled straight up canceled him: “Let me talk. You talking bars. You act like she ain’t got bars. She got a lot of bars. Now, I love that you confident, but you got to be humble and grateful.”
Meanwhile, Diddy — not a big fan of Farrow from the beginning — didn’t even give him feedback and instead praised Sharaya’s performance. “I saw a lot of myself in that moment in you, and you impressed me a lot. … You’re an inspiration.”
The audience must not have been feeling Farrow either, because they voted to keep Sharaya and said peace out to James.
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