Drake had to get a few things off his chest. The Canadian rapper who has dabbled in different sounds across the world, from Afrobeats to Grime and even Soca, has had a few critics labeling him a ‘culture vulture.’ One of such critics is UK rap star, Wiley.
Drake who just wrapped up his seven-night residency at The O2 in London last week as part of his Assassination Tour, stopped by BBC 1Xtra to co-host Tiffany Calver’s radio show.
During the show, he spoke to the British on-air-personality/DJ about the culture vulture reference made by some peeps.
“I hate that people think that me being into music from these kids that are trying to make it and trying to build a name for themselves is like, ‘Oh, that’s some culture vulture,’” he said.
“What does that even mean? I don’t understand what that means. Would you rather me not acknowledge anything or support? That’s some real confused hater shit. But, it is what it is. I see it a lot. I’ll never understand how supporting somebody’s song or even going a step further, giving somebody a song or linking up, I’ll never understand how that is not viewed as something admirable. But, I guess some people have their own outlook on it.”
”I just had to talk about it because it’s bothering me…But yeah, I didn’t like that. It’s Wiley that said that, I’ll just say his name because that was some goofy shit. But yeah, I just didn’t like that. I was like, ‘Dude what are you talking about? They have tunes that are ringing off. Anybody that’s on now, what are you guys talking about?”
After the radio show, Wiley, took to his social media account to post an excerpt with the caption:
”@champagnepapi ???? #GoofyYeah ??????? If what I was saying was wrong you would of stayed silent ????????”