After the release of Drake and 21 Savage’s new album Her Loss, DRAM reacted to Drake referencing him on track “BackOutsideBoyz.”
Megan Thee Stallion isn’t the only one with smoke for Drake today. On Her Loss track “BackOutsideBoyz,” Drake slyly references a past altercation between him and rapper-singer DRAM, nodding to the similarities between “Hotline Bling” and “Cha-Cha” back in 2015. That same year, the Virginia-raised artist accused Drake of plagiarizing “Cha-Cha.”
“Tried to bring the drama to me, he ain’t know how we cha-cha slide,” Drake raps on the track.
Hours after Her Loss dropped, DRAM went to Twitter on Friday (November 4) with words for Drake.
“Somebody tell Drake to shut the fuck up about that shit, man,” said DRAM in a video. “Fucking five years ago, this nigga never even touched me, nigga. I pressed his ass! His fuckin’ bodyguards, goddamn—I ain’t gonna hold you, his bodyguards went to town on the kid. But his bodyguards did, not his bitch-ass! He ain’t touch me, he’s a bitch. You know that.”
Woke up to some fuck shit smh pic.twitter.com/TGar1PbBDz
— DRAM back (@shelleysaid) November 4, 2022
“What’s up, my nigga? But you don’t wanna do that,” he continued. “You wanna have your guards. That’s cool, though. He ain’t touch me, though. And that shit from five years ago! Come on, nigga… Why don’t you bring up how you got smacked by Diddy or some shit?”
In December 2014, Drake and Diddy reportedly got into a physical altercation at a Miami nightclub over song “0 to 100,” which Diddy previously claimed originally belonged to him.
“‘0 to 100’ was initially a record that was my record, and then somehow that became just a misunderstanding, because we were working with the same producers,” Diddy admitted on The Breakfast Club in 2015. “Honestly it was a misunderstanding. Honestly Drake is actually my favorite rapper, as far as songwriting and albums. It’s been like that for a couple of years.”
Drake referenced the connection between “Hotline Bling” and “Cha-Cha” in a 2015 Fader cover story.
“You know, like in Jamaica, you’ll have a riddim and it’s like, everyone has to do a song on that,” Drizzy said at the time. “Imagine that in rap, or imagine that in R&B. Imagine if we got one beat and every single person — me, this guy, this guy, all these guys — had to do a song on that one beat. So sometimes I’ll pick a beat that’s a bit, like, sunnier, I guess is the word you used, than usual, and I just try my hand at it. And that’s kind of what ‘Hotline Bling’ was. And I loved it. It’s cool. I’ve been excited by that sort of creative process.”