Drake The Many Beefs of Drake

Started by Yeez, May 9, 2024, in Drake Add to Reading List

What's Your Favorite Beef?

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  2. Drake vs Pusha T

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  3. Drake vs Kendrick Lamar

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  1. Yeez
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    Yeez Yeez 4.0

    May 9, 2024
    DISCLAIMER: Drake has a lot of beefs, so naturally this thread is very long

    Aubrey Graham
    , commonly referred to as Drake, Drizzy, champagnepapi and many other nicknames is one of the most interesting figures in rap history. With the Kendrick and Drake beef seemingly simmering down (aside from the two people shot outside Drake's mansion), I decided to take a look back on all of Drake's major beefs. Drake is notable as out of all of the big rappers right now, he has arguably the highest amount of opponents (maybe challenged by Kanye, but most people probably don't consider beefing with Taylor Swift a defining moment in rap history). I'm going to show the beefs 1 by 1, because making a full timeline with all of them would get confusing VERY quickly. With that being said, here's every (major) Drake beef:
    ROUND 1: Drake vs Chris Brown
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    A common theme throughout a lot of Drake's beefs is Rihanna. Despite years of rumors, Drake and Rihanna have never (publicly) been in a relationship. This eventually led to conflict with arguably Rihanna's most famous and controversial ex, Chris Brown. In 2012, CB and Drake were involved in an altercation that left both artists injured.
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    This beef is relatively short lived though, as it was squashed officially in 2018. Drake later appeared on CB's "No Guidance" in 2019, meaning that this beef is most likely completely over.
    ROUND 2: Drake vs Common
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    Arguably the first instance of Drake beefing with an already established and well respected MC, is his beef with Common. In 2011, Common threw the first shots in the beef with his single "Sweet" saying the following lines that were interpreted as referring to Drake:
    "Singing all around me man, la la la
    You ain’t muthafucking Frank Sinatra"
    Drake at first only responded during his live shows, but later retaliated on Rick Ross' "Stay Scheming " Common responded on a remix of Stay Scheming. Common's response notably got criticized by The Weeknd who stated, "That was the worst comeback ive ever heard,” he wrote. “Reminds me of someone’s drunk uncle." The beef was squashed in 2012, with Common publicly defending Drake from Yasiin Bey's comments in 2024.
    ROUND 3: Drake vs Diddy
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    In 2014, Drake was in altercation with the Diddler himself. According to reports, Diddy was mad due to the release of Drake's single "0 to 100 / The Catch Up". The anger is seemingly stems from Diddy wanting Drake to ghostwrite the song for him, with Drake deciding to release it on his own. The altercation happened in a Miami nightclub, with Diddy seemingly getting the better of Drake. According to Kanye West, another altercation happened backstage at his Yeezy Season 1 fashion show, with Jay-Z having to break it up. This beef doesn't really have a definitive end, but with all of the allegations around both Diddy and Drake, this beef seems much more strange in retrospect.
    ROUND 4: Drake vs Meek Mill
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    Here it is. Drake's first BIG rap beef, and the one that arguably proved his worth as an MC to a lot of hip hop fans. The beef stems from Meek's claims that Drake used ghostwriters on their collaboration "RICO" off of Meek's album Dreams Worth More Than Money. The main writer mentioned was Quentin Miller, who had writing credits on Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late.
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    Hip Hop's favorite yapper Funkmaster Flex backed up Meek's claims by airing reference tracks for Drake's songs including RICO. Drake responded to Meek in arguably one of the defining moments of his career, by releasing "Charged Up" and releasing "Back to Back" two days later. Even after Meek responded on his own track, "Wanna Know", Drake is almost unanimously seen as the victor. The beef was squashed after Meek's prison sentence, with both artists collaborating in 2019 on the song "Going Bad"
    ROUND 5: Drake vs Joe Budden
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    Drake's beef with Hip Hop's favorite baldy Joe Budden is notable as it's the first beef (of many) that has not reached a conclusion as of the writing of this thread. The feud began in 2016, due to Budden's opinion on Drake's album Views, saying that the record sounded "uninspired". Drake responded on "4 PM in Calabasas" prompting Budden to release two diss tracks in five days. Drake later threw more shots when was featured on French Montana's song "No Shopping", with Budden responding with two more tracks. The beef is still not resolved as shown by Drake's attack on Joe in an Instagram comment
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    ROUND 6: Drake vs Tory Lanez
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    It seems that Canadian identity is also very prevalent in hip hop, as it's a crucial part of Drake's beef with everybody's favorite 5'7" stepper Tory Lanez. Tory at first tried to extend an olive branch towards Drake, due to them both being from Toronto. After a few years though, Tory's opinion on Drake soured, as he dissed him on a freestyle in 2015. Drake finally responded in 2017, on his track "Summer SIxteen" . On the track, Drake makes fun of Tory's rapping style and claims that he just wants to be him, which came as a shock to Tory. After a few more jabs, both rappers made up, with Drake controversially supporting Tory when he was on trial for shooting Megan Thee Stallion.
    ROUND 7: Drake vs XXXTENTACION
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    Note: This is the first beef where I couldn't find a picture of both rappers together :emoji_slight_frown:
    Drake's beef with XXXTENTACION was short lived, but becomes especially dark with allegations of Drake being involved with X's murder. The beef originated in 2017, with XX believing that Drake ripped of his 2015 breakthrough single "Look At Me!" on his song "KMT". In an interview with the Breakfast Club, X stated
    "If he would have shown that he’s a hospitable person and that he’s really in this s--- for the culture rather than being a f--- n----- taking my s---, running off with it then putting it on his album then he would have got my kudos, he would have got my respect.

    "I would have let him hop on the remix, take 100 percent of the royalty rate. I would have done it.

    "Despite me not respecting him as a man, I respect that n-----’s career. That’s the G.O.A.T.."
    X later stated on Instagram, "If anyone tries to k--- me it was @champagnepapi [Drake]. I'm snitching RN." X was murdered three months later. Drake later rapped "If he held his tongue on that live, he'd be alive again, d---." which puts a lot of suspicion on Drake's part.
    ROUND 8: Drake vs Pusha T
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    Before his recent bout with Kendrick, this was THE beef that defined Drake's career. This beef stems from an already long feud between Pusha T and Cash Money Records, specifically Birdman and Lil Wayne. The original argument stems from Pusha's close affiliation with Pharell, who was never paid for his production work by Birdman. This later evolved into both Push and his brother Malice dissing Wayne for allegedly copying their style. In 2012, Pusha threw the first shots at Drake on his single "Exodus 23:1" The beef consisted of various subliminals until 2017, when Drake released the track "Two Birds, One Stone" which dissed both Pusha T and Kid Cudi. The beef would really come into ahead in 2018, with the closing track of Pusha's DAYTONA, "Infrared" containing various direct disses towards Drake. Drake responded to Pusha on "Duppy Freestyle" which was quickly overshadowed by the bombshell "The Story of Adidon"
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    The track (which featured a picture of Drake in blackface), publicly revealed the existence of Drake's son Adonis, and is considered to have given Pusha a landslide victory in the feud. Since the track's release, both artists have disses the other openly, but Pusha is almost unanimously seen as the victor.
    ROUND 9: Drake vs Kanye West
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    If Drake's career is The Sopranos, Kanye would be the Johnny Sack to Drake's Tony. There's no denying that Kanye was incredibly influential to Drake, with Drizzy rapping over the instrumental to Ye's "Say You Will" on his 2009 mixtape So Far Gone. The two would collaborate over the years, with notable tracks being "Pop Style" "Glow" and an unreleased version of "Wolves". The two even announced a collab album album (either called "Wolves" or "Calabasas Is The New Abu Dhabi), which never released. Ultimately, their relationship deteriorated due to Kanye's affiliation with Pusha T. The first shot was actually a humorous one, with Kanye using a beat Drake liked on his 2018 single "Lift Yourself" which consisted of various nonsensical poop bars (literally). Kanye was dissed alongside Pusha on Drake's "Duppy Freestyle". Drake's issue with Kanye stems from his belief that Ye informed Pusha about the existence of his son, while Kanye's issues stem from rumors that Drake slept with his now ex-wife Kim Kardashian. The beef would reach a boiling point in 2021, with both rappers seding shots at each other, with Drake's "7 AM on Bridle Path" and a leaked version of Kanye's "Life of the Party".
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    The beef was seemingly squashed later that year with assistance from J Prince, with both rappers holding a benefit concert for Gangster Disciples leader Larry Hoover. However on his track "Circo Loco" Drake claimed
    "Linking with the opps, b----, I did that s--- for J Prince
    b----, I did it for the mob ties"
    The beef is seemingly still going on with Kanye directly dissing Drake on the 2024 "LIKE THAT REMIX"
    ROUND 10: Drake vs Anthony Fantano
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    Drake's beefs seem to not be only limited to fellow MC's as he decided to diss the Internet's busiest music nerd Anthony Fantano. In 2023, Drake sent Fantano the following DM on Instagram:
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    Fantano's response was to post an edited version of the conversation in which drake recommends a vegan recipe
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    This beef is currently unresolved as of writing
    ROUND 11: Drake vs The Weeknd
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    Drake's feud with The Weeknd is notable as they both had a crucial role in shaping each other's early career. Their collaborations stemmed from The Weeknd's extensive work on Drake's 2011 album "Take Care", with him featuring on two songs "Crew Love" and "Cameras / Good Ones Go (Interlude). The issues between the two started due to The Weeknd's decision to not sign to Drake's OVO label. Tensions rose for a few years, and reached a peak when Drake was spotted with The Weeknd's ex-girlfriend Bella Hadid. Both artists seemed to sneak diss each other, with the feud escalating in 2024, when The Weeknd explicitly dissed Drake on his verse on Future and Metro Boomin's We Still Don't Trust You. This feud is unresolved as of the writing of this thread.
    ROUND 12: Drake vs Rick Ross
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    Arguably the most unprecedented beef Drake has been involved in this year is his feud with Rick Ross. Both rappers featured extensively on each other's albums, with the Drake seemingly stemming from Ross unfollowing Drake on Instragram. Drake dissed Ross on his 2024 diss "Push Ups" which was followed by Ross' track "Champagne Moments" in which Ross claims that Drake is a "White Boy" and supposedly had a bbl.
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    This feud is also unresolved as of the writing of this thread.
    ROUND 13: Drake vs A$AP Rocky
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    Similarly to his beef with CB, Drake's problems with A$AP Rocky stem from his relationship with Rihanna. Both artists worked together extensively in the early 2010's with the most prominent collaboration being the single "f---ing Problems". As mentioned before, Rocky started dating Rihanna and ended up starting a family with her, which is presumably what put him in bad standing with Drake. The most direct shots came from Rocky in 2024, when he featured on Future and Metro Boomin's "Show of Hands". On that verse, Rocky claims that Drake's 2023 album For All The Dogs left no impact, and that he had previously slept with the mother of Drake's son. Drake responded on his tracks "Push Ups" and "Family Matters", but this beef is also unresolved.
    ROUND 14: Drake vs Future
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    Arguably the most unprecedented beef that Drake has been in this year, has been with his longtime collaborator Future. Both artists collaborated extensively, with them dropping the collab album What A Time To Be Alive in 2015. This beef seemingly stems from a woman that both men were involved with sometime around 2022-2024. Despite Drake dropping the track "What Would Pluto Do" in 2023, Future threw the first shots on his albums with Metro Boomin, "We Don't Trust You" and "We Still Don't Trust You" and also provided a platform for multiple artists to diss Drake. Kanye West later stated that Future called up various rappers to commence the "Downfall of Drake". Drake responded on his tracks "Push Ups" and "Family Matters" but the beef remains unresolved.
    ROUND 15: Drake vs Metro Boomin
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    Just like his beef with Future, Drake's feud with Metro Boomin comes a s a shock due to his extensive work with the producer. The feud arguably began due to Metro's anger at Drake's "Her Loss" album being nominated for a Grammy instead of his own record "HEROES AND VILLAINS". Both artists would diss each other on social media, with tensions escalating when Metro's collab albums with Future contained multiple direct shots at Drake. Drake responded on his track "Push Ups" with the standout line:
    "Metro, shut your ho a--- up and make some drums, n-----"
    Metro responded with the instrumental track "BBL DRIZZY" and the feud currently remains unresolved.
    ROUND 16: Drake vs Kendrick Lamar
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    Time for the main event. I already went in depth about this feud on the dedicated beef thread for the feud:
    https://forum.sectioneighty.com/kendrick-vs-drake-beef-thread.t359611
    To make a long story short, after a few collaborations, Kendrick dissed a multitude of rappers when he was featured on Big Sean's track "Control', which included Drake. After a few years of sneak dissing from both sides, tensions came to a head when Drake released the track "First Person Shooter" which featured J. Cole. Cole claimed that he, Drake and Kendrick made up the "Big Three" of rap. Kendrick would later explicitly diss both rappers when he was featured on the Future and Metro Boomin song "Like That". Cole responded first with the track "7 Minute Drill,", but later apologized, leaving Drake as Kendrick's sole target. After a few weeks, Drake responded with the track "Push Ups". Due to the lack of Kendrick's response, Drake released the track "Taylor Made Freestyle" which featured AI verses from 2pac and Snoop Dogg. Kendrick finally responded on the track "euphoria", where he shoots direct shots at Drake's racial identity, fatherhood issues, amongst other things. Three days later, Kendrick released the track "6:16 in LA" once again dissing Drake, with him claiming to have informants inside OVO. Later that day, Drake released the track "Family Matters" which featured allegations about Kendrick beating his spouse, and one of his children not being his.
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    In an arguably historic moment in Hip Hop, Kendrick responded 20 minutes later, with the track "Meet The Grahams. The track features Kendrick directly speaking to Drake's son, father, mother and previously unknown 11 year old daughter. Most damning was Kendrick stating that Drake is a pedophile and sex trafficker and his belief that people like Drake should die. The day after, Kendrick released yet another diss track titled "Not Like Us" which explicitly refers to Drake as a pedophile. The track would later break the record for the most streams for a rap song in a single day. Drake would later respond with the track "THE HEART PART 6" with Drake claiming that the daughter Kendrick mentioned in "Meet The Grahams" was a fabrication made to trick Kendrick. The track also featured Drake denying the pedophile allegations, and claiming that the feud was over.
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    In the days following the release of "THE HEART PART 6" there would be reports of shootings and intruders at Drake's mansion, and the feud is also unresolved.
    MINOR BEEFS:
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    Aside from the beefs I emntioned, Drake ahs had issues with various other rappers that never really escalated. Artists that have been minorly beefing with Drake include DMX, Ludacris, Kid Cudi, Jay-Z, Tyga and many others
    CONCLUSION:
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    In his 18 year career, Drake has reached heights that most rappers could only dream of. However, this also makes him arguably the biggest target in the rap game, to the point that I'd say that his long list of enemies could be a detriment in the long run. Drake is barely 37, and it's likely that he will continue getting into more feuds as time goes on.


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  2. Michael Myers
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    Nice man! Some songs I need to check like the Kanye/Drake ones and the French Montana / Drake collab! Beef season still

    Also didn't expect u to add non music beefs lmao!
     
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    One mistake the like that rmx was 2024 not 2023 :emoji_wink:
     
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    Yeez Yeez 4.0

    May 9, 2024
    The worst part about making these long threads is rereading them and finding errors :emoji_slight_frown:
     
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    May 9, 2024
    You have to respect the fact that he isn't p---- to clap back or engage in beefs despite how detrimental it potentially is to his career.

    I'm sure he had a beef with Common in 2011 too.
     
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  6. Michael Myers
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    Well me finding that mistake means I read it very carefully! Dope thread. Best part is that it makes you find songs you haven't heard before or revisit old classics. Never heard No Shopping and the OG version of Kanye's Life of the Party for example. #blessed
     
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    Agree w this he's never scared to respond
     
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    May 9, 2024
    He been beefing with the whole industry, not surprised he ended up in a "20 v 1 nigguh"
     
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    You forgot the one where he had someone murdered.

    I guess that beef was resolved.
     
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    May 11, 2024
    If you reading this it's to late that's how I felt...
     
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    Aside from the Kendrick beef, I loved the beef with XXXTENTACION. I wish some diss records could’ve came out of it. It was mostly internet clowning, but that pic that X posted of that Drake lookalike sucking d-ck was hilarious. This beef with X is where my dislike of Drake as a person really started.
     
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    So much beef and always the other people are the ones guilty hahaha
    Dude is a real douchebag especially with all the wives he f---s behind his colleagues back
     
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    He really is a piece of s--- but an amusing piece of s---
     
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    @Yeez really the goat, dope thread, will read later
     
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    Drake vs Pusha T…is my winner
     
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    Honestly I've never liked Drake. Take Care was a good album, and his 1st and 3rd albums were alright. But from my experience, especially in high school and afterwards, he f---ing caused the culture in Toronto and its surrounding area to be annoying as s---, at least with the youth. Everyone talking with a fake a--- accent all of the sudden and calling Toronto "the six" (which literally nobody called it that before him saying it, and the name doesn't even make sense). And then also everyone claiming they're from Toronto because of him even though they're from like Kitchener, Ontario or something. (Not close at all).

    And overall I just found him (and still find him) to be very cringe. I don't know whether its his appearance or public persona or the combination of both. But when Pusha knocked him down a peg it was one of the best moments in hip-hop for me.
     
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    Also great thread @Yeez, good overall summary of his history of beefs.
     
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