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Drake Addresses “Copying” XXXTENTACION

What’s up with everyone coming at Drake these past couple of years? When a person (black people in particular) is on the rise, everyone supports them and is riding their coattail. But when that person has gotten to a certain level of success and people realize they have now become competiton, they want to knock them off of their thrown. What’s up with that?

If you’ve been paying attention to the social media world, then I’m sure you’ve heard about this rapper who goes by the name of XXXTENTACION, yes that’s his name it’s not a typo. Last month in Amsterdam, Drake teased fans with a new song featuring London rapper Giggs, from his new project More Life, which is said to be released March 4th of this year. Take a listen:

Apparently, XXXTENTACION feels like Drake copied his style from a song he has called “Look at Me”. If you listen to it, it kind of does sound similar but there is a possibility that it could just be a coincidence. If you think about it, Lil Uzi Vert has a very similar sound as well. So did XXXTENTACION copied him? Just something to think about. Take a listen:

Meanwhile, Drake released a statement during the infamous OVO Sound Radio interview in which he said, “I’m trying to read and figure out who they’re talking about. I find out who they’re talking about…I listen to it and I’m like, ‘Okay, I see where people can draw this comparison off the first two lines, whether it be the cadence or rhyme pattern or whatever.’ It’s crazy that people think that after all this time, after all I’ve been through, that I’m the type of person to go copy some song that’s on SoundCloud. It doesn’t have like two plays. It has plays. He has his cult following. To think that I would take that and make it my song, I’m not stupid. I’m not a shit person like that.”

So there you have it, Drake said he did not “copy” XXXTENTACION, but at this point it doesn’t really matter what he says; people are going to believe what they want to believe, and they’re obligated to that. Maybe everyone should just stick to their own flow and stop recreating the sound of others. 

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