Drake Blasts Hot 97 During NYC Tour Stop; Hot 97 Personalities Respond
Drake made his return to New York City for the “Summer Sixteen Tour” on Thursday night. While performing at Madison Square Garden, the Canadian rapper took some shots at local radio station Hot 97.
“F-ck Hot 97,” Drake is quoted telling the NYC crowd. “They’re telling lies about me on Hot 97. I told them fire Funk Flex and I’ll do your show.”
Drizzy appeared to be referring to Hot’s morning show host Ebro Darden publicly relaying a supposed conversation he had with the OVO Sound leader where Drake allegedly made comments about wanting to battle Eminem.
Ebro later posted tweets stating he was joking about the encounter, but that was not enough to prevent social media users from believing Drake was really ready to diss Em.
Funkmaster Flex and Drake have a contentious history as well. The longtime radio host was the person to release the Quentin Miller reference tracks used by Drake for songs such as “10 Bands,” “Know Yourself,” “Used To,” and “R.I.C.O.”
As the news of Drake’s MSG comments began circulating online, several people connected to Hot 97 responded on Twitter. Ebro, Flex, and Peter Rosenberg each offered their thoughts on the situation.
Funk Flex even warned that he planned to expose something about the YMCMB representative this weekend, writing, “Sat I got a story to tell! [Drake] u gonna learn!”
Read their tweets below.