Drake Responds to Obama’s Claim That Kendrick Lamar Would Beat Him In A Battle (Audio)
Drake has been under siege from all sides over the last 12 months. Though the Toronto MC has grown accustomed to MCs, singers and fans throwing shots at him, the sneak attack from Meek Mill, his former collaborator, calling into question whether Drake wrote his own rhymes, was on a different level. To make matters worse, even the President of the United States opined that Drake would take an L in a battle against his fellow breakout superstar, Kendrick Lamar. Having addressed Meek on a couple of songs, at several performances, and in countless memes, Drizzy now turns to some of his other detractors, including POTUS.
Tonight, on his Beats 1 show OVO Sound Radio, Drake premiered “Summer Sixteen,” the first single from his upcoming Views From The 6 album. From the outset, he makes the song’s intention clear, opening with “looking for revenge.” Not long after, he says “tell Obama my verses are just like the whips that he’s in, they bulletproof,” but it doesn’t stop there. Drake has greasy talk for Chris Brown (“Then I hit ‘em with the Hotline. Chris Breezy with the dance moves”), Kanye (“Now I got a house in LA. Now I got a bigger pool than Ye”), and especially fellow Toronto native Tory Lanez, for whom it appears Drake dedicates several bars.
Last year, Lanez posted some tweets saying “This whole calling Toronto the “6” thing..It’s not cool bro.” He also reportedly, took a shot at Drake in a Sway in the Morning freestyle. On “Summer Sixteen,” Drake raps “All you boys in the new Toronto want to be me a little. All your ex’s know I like my O’s with a V in the middle. You would love it if I went away or didn’t say nothing else. How am I keeping it real? By keeping this shit to myself,” and that’s just for starters.
And, it wouldn’t be a song for his enemies if Drake didn’t lob some shots at Meek Mill. He says of his friend turned foe, “I let the diss record drop, you were standing right below me, nigga. We must have played it a hundred times; you was going to bed. Why would I put on a vest? I expect you to aim for the head. I could’a killed you the first time. You don’t have and try to say it louder nigga, trust we heard you the first time. It’s nothing personal I would have done it to anyone.”
Indeed, Drake does seem to have boundless energy for his enemies.
You can purchase “Sweet Sixteen” on iTunes.