I know this is a storyline we were all sick of five months ago, but seeing these two - who once referred to each other as "family" - going at it on Twitter has been sort of surreal.
First, there was last weekend when Bender tweeted that he hoped "Dumb-Marcus" had a good time watching his new school (presumably Louisville) "get its ass handed to them." Smith then later followed up with a tweet about how listening to the wrong people was the biggest mistake he ever made and was the reason he was in his current position.
Then the two went after each other last night, after Bender had apparently made a remark about Smith's new girlfriend.
DaMarcusSmith10: @ Brandon5Bender keep @ yesss_iAMher name out ya mouth!U disrespect her u disrespect me! Twitter arguing is 4 females so dnt even tweet us bk.
DaMarcusSmith10: @ Brandon5Bender what u tlkn bout on twitter really shows the world how much of a DUMB-ASS. U truly are.....
@DaMarcusSmith10 Shut up lil nigga u got me all the way fucked up takin up for that girl watch ya mouth son real talk
Brandon5Bender: @ DaMarcusSmith10 Damn isn't that crazy I am the one who told u don't take the money from lville and u doin it anyway huh?? wow son
DaMarcusSmith10: @ Brandon5Bender please do me a favor & keep my name out your mouth!! & @ yesss_iAMher !! Ur DEAD 2 me,,, jus lyke ur career!! # DEAD
DaMarcusSmith10: @ Brandon5Bender goodnight u 30 yr old BOY!!! stop tweeting me kid,,,, I want give u the satisfaction of being upset like u wnt me 2!
Then this from DaMarcus today:
The worst mistake I made was to associate with Brandon Bender! But the best decision I've made was to completely cut him off! #lessonlearned
I don't know what to make of that. I sure don't. The tweeting you see now, it's hard to even take its measure. It's not that I'm afraid of it. I always knew you had to be willing to die (inside) to even do this job. But, I don't want to push my chips forward and go out and meet something I don't understand. A man would have to put his soul at hazard. He'd have to say, "O.K., I'll be part of this world."