Puff Daddy & Drake Got Physical Over The 0 to 100 Beat. Cameras Don’t Lie (Video)
Reports flooded the Internet Monday morning (December 8) that the unlikely pair of Drake and Puff Daddy came to a physical altercation over the weekend. Diddy, as he was then known, brought Drizzy on board for his Last Train To Paris album (single “Loving You No More”) with Diddy Dirty Money. That was 2010. This is now.
While footage is not released surrounding the altercation from Liv nightclub in Miami, Florida, details are emerging. TMZ.com reports that Puff Daddy—who famously assaulted record executive Steve Stoute after the Nas “Hate Me Now” video back in 1999, swung on Drake. Bystanders, including one Maybach Music Group DJ, claim that Drake’s shoulder was dislocated in the tussle (believed to be a re-injury). Drake is no stranger to altercations, following his 2013 incident with then-foe Chris Brown.
According to the report, nearby patrons heard the Bad Boy Records founder tell the OVO founder, “You’ll never disrespect me again,” then blows were dealt. A new video, released today (December 10), footage was leaked of Puff Daddy (in Summer 2014) criticizing Drake for taking the Boi-1da & Frank Dukes-produced beat for his current hit “0 to 100.”
Puffy plays the track, encouraging cameras, saying, “I gave this nigga this beat; this nigga stole this shit.”
TMZ’s report claims that Drake’s fellow Canadian producer, Boi-1da, serviced both superstars with the track, allegedly eight months ago. After the Bad Boy superstar did not use the track, Drake asserted his role, and recorded his 2014 smash. Also, in his return to Instagram for the first time since the scuffle, Drake made this post:
Beat-jacking (depending on perspective) over the years led Ras Kass to dissing Alchemist and Jadakiss over “We Gonna Make It.” Additionally, Jeru The Damaja and The Notorious B.I.G. were briefly immersed in a mid-’90s misunderstanding surrounding lyrics, which was intensified when Biggie took Jeru’s HOT 97 promo beat, produced by DJ Premier, and released it on 1997’s Life After Death, as “Ten Crack Commandments.” Coincidentally, the later was on Diddy’s Bad Boy Records.
Is this incident going to span into an all-out beef? With Lil Wayne currently speaking out against Cash Money Records, could late 2014 be the Shakespearian fall of the YMCMB?