D.R.A.M. quickly became a household name with his breakout hit "Cha Cha," but this month the 27-year-old rapper and singer took to Twitter to slam Drake for stealing his song. When Drake dropped "Hotline Bling" over the summer, it soon became a hit, but also generated endless comparisons with "Cha Cha."
D.R.A.M. (an initialism for Does Real A-- Music) tweeted at the time that he felt Drake had "jacked" his song:
Yeah, I feel I got jacked for my record...But I’m GOOD.
— D.R.A.M. not DRAM (@ONLY1DRAM) October 20, 2015
Elaborating in a new interview with Billboard, D.R.A.M. said he's not the only one who sees that the two songs are very similar. "I feel like my record got jacked," D.R.A.M. said. "And it's not just me. People been comparing 'Cha Cha' and 'Hotline Bling' since it came out."
Even though the rapper still believes Drake stole the song, D.R.A.M. told the media outlet he's ready to move on. "I'm always about what's next," he said. "I'm way more of an artist than just 'Cha Cha.'"
In an interview with Fader this month, Drake commented on D.R.A.M.’s claims, denying that he stole the song.
"You know, like in Jamaica, you'll have a riddin [the same sample] and it's like, everyone has to do that song," Drake said. "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 sunnier than usual, and I just try my hand at it. And that's kind of what 'Hotline Bling' was."