Drake is out here looking for revenge all “Summer Sixteen.”
After mocking Joe Budden and slighting Tory Lanez, Drizzy is taking aim at Hot 97 host Funkmaster Flex. On Thursday (Aug. 4), during the first night of the “Summer Sixteen Tour” at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, the 6 God let his animosity be known with a short freestyle about it.
“They tellin’ lies on Hot 97, that’s how it goes,” raps Drizzy. “I told them ‘Fire Funk Flex and then I’ll come and do your show’ / Plus, me and Kanye, we just left out the studio / My first night in the Garden, I’m feeling like D. Rose.”
— Drake Direct (@DrakeDirect_) August 5, 2016
Some fans and reporters also claimed that Drake said “Fuck Hot 97” during his performance, however there is no audio or visual proof that supports that at press time. Hot 97’s Ebro Darden went on the radio and also claimed Drizzy said “F Hot 97.”
“Who wrote this?” Ebro said on his show this morning. “‘Drake takes shots?’ That’s not what happened. Drake said ‘F Hot 97.’ That’s not a shot!”
He also wondered what could have caused Drake to respond this way. “What is this really about with Drake?” he asked. “Is this really about the fact that I said we was joking about him making comments about Eminem? You think that’s what this is really about? Or is this about Flex? Or is this about all of it?”
Ebro was at the center of controversy this week when he revealed that Drake, in a private conversation, said he would respond to Eminem if Marshall Mathers ever dissed him. Speculation of a feud was rampant, but the Hot 97 and Beats 1 host later said it was a joke.
On his end, Funk Flex was involved in Drake’s Meek Mill feud last year. At the time, he revealed reference tracks that appeared to prove that Quentin Miller was ghostwriting for the OVO boss. He also premiered Meek Mill’s diss song “Wanna Know.”
This story is developing. Following Drake’s comments at the Garden, Flex appeared to respond by promising a “story” to be revealed on Saturday.