As if it wasn’t emotional enough that the Rolling Stone issue with Drake and his graceful upset with the magazine slipping a mickey in on him by replacing his front cover with the [then just deceased] Philip Seymour Hoffman wasn’t emotional enough for him, rapper Drake in involved in another rap rift with all of rap fans’ God: Jay Z.
Just when you thought it was enough that a possible rift that could have very well have happened between Drake and Kanye and he and rapper Fabolous when Rolling Stone took it upon themselves to pre-release written snippets of the interview online that forced the self-proclaimed Light Skinned Keith Sweat to respond (in order to clarify the context with which it was delivered without the world having read the entire way it was said) something new just recently came to view [I’m guessing for people who picked up the circular].
The Internet was set ablaze yesterday when word got out that in the magazine interview, Light Skinned Keith Sweat did something realllll light-skinned: Whipped his claws out and started me-owing in the middle of his interview and even dropped names. It is being said that Keith-Yella said, in the magazine interview, (quote): “It’s like Hov can’t drop bars these days without at least four art references. I would love to collect [art] at some point, but I think the whole Rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny.” (unquote)
Jay Z, whose never known to say much, tweet much, (or beef much) responded on was. In true fashion and true to life (as stated on the sweatshirt he’s wearing pictured on this blog) in a song called: “We Made it” with Jay Electronica, he replied:
“Sorry Mrs. Drizzy for so much art talk
Silly me, rappin’ ’bout s**t that I really bought
While these rappers rap about guns that they ain’t shot
And a bunch of other silly s **t that they ain’t got.”
Now…as we may remember, Keith-Yella took it personal some months ago when rapper Kendrick Lamar spit a line on BET Raps’ 2013 rap cipher in which the Internet world was trying to debate whether or not Kendrick was side-swiping Keith Yella or no.
Whether (or not), he was taking shots at Keith-Yella or no, in a interview with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez (around the 2:40 mark) during promotion for his [at the time] soon to be released album “Nothing Was The Same,” Drake basically replied light-skin-ded by saying that Kendrick couldn’t very well have anything snide to say about him-all things considered [sic].
At any rate, I guess that problem was solved when rapper Papoose (like Bernie Mac in the movie “Life”) stepped up to the plate like: “I’m da Pappy”
–with pride (and hopeful resuscitation?)-claiming that the cipher’s line spit by Lamar was actually about him… *blank stare*
Side note: Ironically, Drake says some pretty nice and respectful things about Jay Z around the 6:40-7:48 mark of that Angie Martinez interview. We’re thinking perhaps the small side of beef between the chums will subside soon.
Source: That Grape Juice