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Drake isn’t getting much love in the U.K.
The rapper is making rounds through the U.K. for his Assassination Vacation Tour and is under fire by a local artist calling Drizzy a “culture vulture.”
Drake is known to bring out up and coming popular British artists onto the stage like J Hus, Dave, and Krept and Konan. But one artist doesn’t look at it as support. Wiley, a respected grime rapper, bashed Drake on Twitter last week.
Now ya’ll know Drake wasn’t just going to take it. The “God’s Plan” rapper had an interview with Tiffany Calver of BBC’s 1Xtra Rap Show and addressed the hate he was receiving.
“I hate that people think that, like, me being into music from these kids who are trying to make it and trying to build a name for themselves, it’s like, ‘Oh, that’s some culture vulture.’ What does that even mean?”
Drake continued the his response saying:
I don’t understand what that means. Would you rather me not acknowledge anything or support? That’s some real confused hater shit. It is what it is. I see it a lot. I’ll never understand how supporting someone’s song or going a step further and giving someone a song, linking up, I’ll never understand how that’s not viewed as something admirable. It was Wiley that said that. I just said his name cause I felt like that was some goofy shit. But yeah, I just didn’t like that. Like what are you talking about?
Another topic Drake touched on was his accent and how people say it’s fake. Drake says,”It’s actually funny because I think when I first came in the industry, I think I felt this pressure to, ‘Be American’ and sound American,” he said. “I think now that we are all so proud to be from Toronto, we start talking more like how we talk.” The man’s just trying to be himself and live his best life.
Well Wiley wasn’t going to let Drizzy have the last word. The U.K. rapper responded on IG and posted the interview. He captioned it, “#GoofyYeah 😭😂😭😂😭😂😭If what I was saying was wrong you would of stayed silent 😂😭😂😭😂😭😂😂.”
It looks like this man is just looking for some clout. Especially because this beef is with one of the top rappers. Who knows if Drake will give him anymore attention. He’s got other things to worry about, like donating to homeless shelters, schools, and people’s groceries. Just a few months ago, the rapper stopped by a McDonalds and gave two employees 10K each!
Peep Drake’s interview with Tiffany Calver below!
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