Why Is Drake Feuding With YouTube’s Most Popular Music Critic?

Jaelani Turner-Williams Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with…
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Drake had time to slide in the Instagram DMs of “the internet’s busiest music nerd” Anthony Fantano, sending him an unprovoked diss.

Drake isn’t feeling “the internet’s busiest nerd,” music critic and The Needle Drop host Anthony Fantano. On Thursday (September 15), the world-renowned rapper leaked his Instagram DMs to Fantano months after the critic rated his new album Honestly, Nevermind “Not Good” out of 10.

“Your existence is a light 1. And the 1 is cause you are alive,” the message read. “And cause you somehow wifed a Black girl. I’m feeling a light to decent 1 on your existence.”

In another thread, it appears that Drizzy messaged Fantano a vegan cookie recipe.

Fantano apparently had fun with the “beef,” reposting the original Honestly, Nevermind review along with other tweets referencing the 4-time Grammy winner.

Fantano followed up with a vlog about Drake’s messages, firing back on the rapper for being “in his feelings.”

“One of the artists who I have reviewed the most over the years is Drake himself a.k.a. Champagne Papi,” he said. “And yeah, essentially what happened is that for reasons unknown to me, Drake was in his feelings, as he does tend to be, because that is his nature, that is his vibe, that is his style, that’s his whole thing. Being in his feelings, that’s his brand, you could say.”

Fantano added, “He was in his feelings Wednesday night, very late into the evening, I was in this garage lifting some weights when I caught a DM request from Champagne Papi himself. I saw the DM request and I looked at it and yeah, it was a bit of a diss. It was a salty little DM, it was quite sad and unfortunate.”

Watch the full vlog below.

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