After continuing the long-standing beef that seems to be between Charlamagne and Drake, Charlamagne Tha God spilled the tea that his criticisms are all welcomed by Drake and part of the rollout plan for Drake’s new projects.
Last week after the release of Drake’s first single from his upcoming ‘For All The Dogs’ album, Charlamagne decided to share his thoughts on the track. “Slime You Out” featuring SZA released September 15th and only recently hit No. 1 on the charts. Charlamagne told his viewers “what scares me — and it’s not a scare because Drake’s gonna be fine — Drake put out a song last Friday and… nobody cared.” The song did not gain as much immediate traction as Drake tracks typically do, and Charlamagne seems to believe it’s because the single dropped was more of a “slow joint” rather than a “harder” song he expected to hear from the ‘For All The Dogs’ album.
Drake was quick to respond to the ‘Breakfast Club’ co-host by taking to his Instagram Stories. After hearing Charlamagne’s criticisms, Drake started with name calling, calling him an “off- brand Morris Chestnut,” before moving onto discuss Charlamagne’s “obsession” with him. Drake wrote: “Are you ok Leonard?? You kinda weirding me out g. Like you really obsessed with me or something for years like you look in the mirror and wish you saw my reflection type shit. . . Whatever you gotta do to let it out I’m sure your 435 loyal fans will stand by you ya fucking goof.”
Yesterday morning, Charlamagne told viewers of ‘The Breakfast Club’ that the back and forth between him and Drake is entirely manufactured. He told listeners: “I want to tell y’all something, but you not gonna believe me because I’m lying, but Drake and I plan this out every time he drops an album. I’m part of the album rollout. He drops a record, I critique it, it brings more attention to the record, more attention to the project.”
Charlamagne continued to tell his ‘Breakfast Club’ listeners: “I keep telling Drake he doesn’t need me to do that; he’s Drake. But for whatever reason, he wants me to do it so I oblige! It wasn’t always like that, though. Back in the day, I can honestly say I was hating on Drake for fun . . . After ‘Back to Back’ he sent the bottles with the note, ‘Let’s be friends,’ we came to an understanding and we agreed that whenever he dropped certain songs, I would hate on them in order to bring more attention to the record. I don’t think he needs it. I think it’s crazy he still wants me to do that.”
Whether Charlamagne is just joking around to poke more fun at the situation or this is actually true is yet to be determined, as Drake has yet to comment back.