Last night, in NYC at Madison Square Garden, Drake and Future kicked off their Summer Sixteen set to a packed house and according to many witnesses in attendance, the “6 god” had some choice words for Hot 97 as well as Funkmaster Flex. Drake’s Thursday night’s jabs come as no surprise since the last year there has been bad blood between Drake and the station following Funk Flex releasing reference tracks as the result of the well-documented beef between Drizzy and Meek Mill. It looks like Hot 97’s Ebro Darden is now getting into the mix and responding to Drake’s alleged “f*ck Hot 97” diss.
Following Drake’s set Thursday night, footage captured him saying “You see, they telling lies on Hot 97. That’s how it goes. I told em’ fire Funk Flex and then I’ll come and do your show. Plus, me and Kanye just left out the studio. It's my first night in the Garden and feeling like D.Rose.”
Hot 97’s Ebro Darden and crew weighed in with their opinion of the situation early Friday morning, and according to them, while Drake did make references to the rumor Ebro started with regards to him coming for Eminem, he was not recorded saying “F*ck Hot 97” like initial reports suggested by Complex.
Additionally, Darden went on to clarify his remarks suggesting that Drake was gunning for Eminem, and shared with listeners that his comments were a bad joke that was taken out of context. The team also touched on Drake’s strained relationship with the Hot 97 Kingpin, FunkFlex, and let it be known that the DJ of 25 plus years would not be going away anywhere, anytime soon, even with the insistence of Drake.
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Earlier this week during an interview with MTV News, French Montana made sure to note that Joe Budden was not who Drake was rapping about on their track "No Shopping." On the Canadian rapper's verse, he begins it by saying "Pump It Up," then proceeds to say an unnamed person is a "one-hit wonder." It's hard not to think those lyrics aren't aimed at the New Jersey rapper.
Now, Drake has taken the time to address Budden directly, with no room for confusion as to how he feels. The OVO rapper recently began his Summer Sixteen tour and made sure to let the crowd know where he stands with Joe Budden. While talking to the crowd in between songs, Drake said "We got that good energy going on...I shoulda brought Joe Budden up here and let him do 'Pump It Up' one time tonight." He then went on to lightly chant the song's chorus "Pump Pump Pump It Up," then finished his statement by saying "F*ck them n*ggas man."
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Hot 97’s Ebro Darden wasn’t feeling a new song released by Lil Yachty that he felt took a few shots at him and the station .
The radio personality was ranting about the song “For Hot 97” and the problem with modern rappers who don’t know how to spit real bars when Yachty himself called and confronted him over the phone. “First off you got the wrong idea on the record bro,” said Yachty. “I did the song ‘For Hot 97’ so I can show that I can rap. Now when you came on the radio this morning with the bulls***, you specifically old man, and my point is to you is you got offended for the wrong idea. That’s all I’m trying to say,” said Yachty. Ebro claimed he wasn’t offended by the song at all and said he believes Yachty made it because he “caught feelings” after the radio personality tried to get him to freestyle during an interview from a few months back. Yachty said he didn’t take it personal. “It was to show what’s good. That s*** is hard bro. I don’t care if you 69 bro,” he said. “You acting like the old man in the barber shop that’s always hating.”
Peter Rosenberg chimed in and said Ebro probably respects him a lot more now that he called to confront him. "I was laying in my bed. I really was waiting for a response, but he old so he wasn’t gonna respond. I said I gotta do this the real way, I gotta call,” said Yachty. Ebro laughed and smiled after that and said he’s glad he tried to “showcase is bars” on “For Hot 97.”
This past Monday, an unarmed black man in Miami, Florida was shot in the leg despite having his hands up and showing that he had no weapons. According to reports, police responded to a 911 call saying there was a man with a gun threatening to commit suicide. In actuality, behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey, the man who was shot, was trying to calm down an autistic patient who had ran away from the group home he worked at. Kinsey told reporters that the police might have mistaken the autistic man's toy for a gun.
Cellphone footage was captured of Kinsey laying on the ground while simultaneously trying to calm down the patient as police pointed their guns at the two of them. During the standoff, Kinsey said that he told officers "I’m going to the ground, just like this with my hands up. And I’m laying down here just like this. And I’m telling him again, 'Sir, there’s no need for firearms. I’m unarmed, this is an autistic guy. He has a toy truck in his hand.'" Kinsey noted that despite what he said, he was still shot. When he asked the cop who shot him "Sir, why did you shoot me?," the cop responded by saying "I don't know." Kinsey was shortly handcuffed after being shot and was taken to the hospital.
According to WPLG-TV in Florida, the officer who shot Charles Kinsey was placed on administrative leave during the investigation into the shooting.
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