Young Money rapper Drake is not looking back, taking direct aim at a handful of artists ranging from fellow Toronto comrade The Weeknd to Chris Brown and Rihanna on his new “5 AM in Toronto” record.
Drizzy first takes shots at MTV’s much-debated “Hottest in the Game” list along with R&B singer The Weeknd.
It seems Drizzy felt he should have been placed higher. Or rather, he just doesn’t even care about the list at all. He’s beyond rap lists, to hear him tell it. He says as much on his new cut, spitting: “I swear, fuck them n*ggas this year/ I made Forbes list, n*gga / F*ck your list, everything’s lookin’ gorgeous.” Elsewhere, he takes shots at the Weeknd, whom he’s seemingly had a falling out with. “I show love, never get the same out of n*ggas/ Guess it’s funny how money can make change out of n*ggas/ For real, some nobody started feeling himself/ A couple somebodies started killing themself/ A couple albums dropped those are still on the shelf/ I bet them sh*t would have popped if I was willing to help.” (The Boom Box)
He then reportedly launches shots at one-time music rival Common, Brown and RiRi.
And there are thinly-veiled shots at Common: “I’m headed to the bank n*gga/ Sinatra lifestyle, I’m just being Frank, n*gga.” Addresses his beef with Chris Brown: “Bad press during the summer over allegations/ I ain’t lyin’, my n*gga, my time is money/ That’s why I ain’t got time for a n*gga who’s time is comin.” And his rumored romance with Rihanna: “Where you think she at when she ain’t with you?/ Wildin’, doin’ sh*t that’s way out of your budget/ Owl sweaters inside her luggage, you gotta love it/ D*mn, this sh*t could go on a tape.” (The Boom Box)
Just last month, Drake and Chris Brown took legal action against one another over their publicized club brawl last summer.
Chris Brown and Drake are going after each other in court over their gargantuan brawl last June at W.i.P. nightclub in New York City … TMZ has learned. A guy named Romain Julien — a French model — filed suit against Brown, Drake and the club for the injuries he claims he suffered during the bottle-throwing fight. Now both Drake and Brown have filed legal docs — obtained by TMZ — in which they point the guilty finger at each other. It’s a little technical, but each is asking the judge to pin the blame on the other. (TMZ)
Last year, Drizzy and RiRi were spotted hanging out in Miami together.
Are Drake and Rihanna giving it another go? The “HYFR” rapper and the pop star–who enjoyed a brief romance back in 2009–were spotted at Miami hotspot Liv Sunday night acting “hot and heavy. “Rihanna was all over Drake this weekend,” an onlooker tells Us Weekly. “They were holding hands and dancing all close on the dance floor.” Despite their weekend PDA, a source close to Rihanna denies that the Barbados-born beauty is seeing Drake–or anyone else for that matter. “She’s not ‘dating’ Drake or anybody,” the insider counters. “She’s single.” (Us Magazine)
Check out Drake’s “5 AM In Toronto”: