Rapper xxxtentacion, who is of Jamaican background and recently released from jail, is claiming rapper Drake copying Jamaican culture is a disgrace and he should desist from doing so.
In one of his first interviews, following his release from jail, X explained that he was upset because Drake did not support him during his time in incarceration.
“He is not a man. I think he’s a b…h, that’s a b…. move,” says X, referencing the Views rapper’s alleged biting. “Especially when I was in jail facing life, you know what I’m saying? If Drake would’ve came to my bond hearing, you know what I’m saying, that would’ve made my f…… day. If he had showed that he’s a hospitable person and that he’s really in this sh.. for the culture, rather than being a.. taking my sh.., running off with it and then putting it on his album, then he would’ve gotten my kudos, gotten my respect. I would’ve let him hop on the remix and take 100 percent royalty rate. I would’ve done it.”
Those were the words of the obviously frustrated rapper, who claims Drake stole his material and is using patois to gain street credit, notoriety and stay relevant in hip hop.
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In one of his post, riddled with expletives, X spoke of his background and was passionate about his message to Drake copying his flow and Jamaican culture.
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“Tell this p…. n…. Drake stop speaking patois. You are not Jamaican. I’m a real f…… Jamaican,”
“I’m from f……. Kingston, all of my family is from Kingston. Stop stealing my people’s culture. We don’t claim you, stop! We don’t want you. Go back to where you came from. Whose mans is this?” X stated.
Drake has denied the allegations.. “The other day, I dropped this song with Giggs and I’m seeing all this sh.. on my IG under some random picture of people being like, ‘F… you, you took this kid’s flow’ or whatever. I’m like, ‘What’s happening to me right now?’ So I’m trying to read and figure out who they’re talking about. I find out who they’re talking about…”
“So I go and find what song they’re talking about, and I listen to it and I’m like okay, I see where people could draw this comparison off of the first two lines, whether it be cadence or the rhyme pattern or whatever,” Drake continues. “It’s crazy that people think that after all this time, after all I’ve been through, that I’m the type of person […] to go and take that and make it my own. I’m not stupid, I’m not a shit person like that.”
Online entertainment sites and newsroom, have been flooding with comments about Drake. This is not the first time it has been said about Drake copying and culture appropriating Jamaican culture. Recently, reggae/dancehall artist, now christian, Vegas, have accused the rapper of culture appropriation and not giving reggae its credit, which sparked major controversy in hiphop and reggae/dancheall fraternities.
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