Drake isn’t a fan of the New York radio station Hot 97, nor does he care for DJ Funkmaster Flex, arguably one of its biggest personalities.
That’s what the rapper said on the stage of his “Summer Sixteen” tour, which stopped in Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.
Evidently, Drake has two issues with the station. First, he seemed upset that host Ebro Darden said that Eminem would be battling him, which turned out to be false, and his second beef has to do with Flex.
“I told them fire Funk Flex 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,” rhymed Drizzy, obviously referencing the NBA star’s move from the Chicago Bulls to the New York Knicks.
To some, Drake’s diss to Flex may seem out of left field, but it’s actually tied to his battle with Meek Mill. If you recall, the veteran host sided with the Philly rapper and even accused the “Hotline Blinger” of using a ghostwriter.
Plus, he leaked a bunch of reference tracks that were supposedly given to Drake for songs like “R.I.C.O.” “Know Yourself” and “Used To.”
“Rappers who have reference tracks cannot claim king,” stated Flex when the Meek, Drake battle was still fresh. “I didn’t make that rule. If you’re wearing that crown, you better write. If you don’t write, you don’t have that crown.”
Of course, it didn’t take long for Flex and a few other Hot 97 hosts to respond to Drizzy’s freestyle, and we could be at the beginning of a major back-and-forth between all parties involved.
“Yeah, he been mad at Flex,” wrote fellow host Ebro Darden. “We built him. He loves us.”
“Hahahaha,” wrote Funkmaster. “7 p.m. Saturday I got a story to tell. @Drake you gonna learn.”
It’ll be interesting to see what happens between the “Views” creator and the Hot 97 team from here.