Drake and Eminem
8.3.2016

Report: Drake Is Ready to Battle Eminem

Could the 6 God and Rap God be at war? That remains to be seen, but for now, Drake is making it known that he is “Not Afraid” of an Eminem feud.

Earlier today, Hot 97’s Ebro Darden opened up on his show about a private conversation he had with Drizzy about Joe Budden and Slim Shady.

“We talked about Joe Budden,” Darden said. “He was laughing. He was like, ‘I gave him a little look…That’s why Joe ain’t put out the DMs. He keeps threatening he’s gonna put out DMs, where I DM’ed him…The reason he ain’t put them out was because I DM’ed him and said, ‘I hope you get well in this tough time, aka you out here strung out on dope or something.’ So he ain’t put that out.'”

That’s when Eminem came into the conversation.

“I told Drake,” Darden added, “That the rumor was that Eminem was gonna gear up to come after him. He laughed. He was like, ‘That’s not gonna happen. He’d never do that and if he did, I’ve got something for him too.’ This was a private convo…That’s what he said.”

It’s unclear where Darden heard the rumor regarding Eminem’s potential Drake diss.

Some may say this could come from the fact that Em signed Drizzy’s friend-turned-foe Budden to his Shady Records imprint as part of Slaughterhouse in 2012. However, the group has not released an album since that year’s Welcome to: Our House and last year, Budden rapped about his lack of communication with Marshall Mathers on the song “SlaughterMouse.”

Ebro, Drake, and Eminem have one major thing in common: ties to Apple Music. Aside from his work with Hot 97, Ebro is also a host on Beats 1. Drake, of course, has his own show on the music service, OVOSOUND Radio, and he’s signed a deal of exclusivity with the platform. Meanwhile, Eminem released exclusive material through Apple Music last year.