The feud between Drake and Chris Brown continues after the Canadian rapper took some shots at his nemesis during an interview with East Village Radio on Friday.
MTV reports that the 26-year-old reluctantly addressed his on-going beef with Brown, before finally admitting to dating Rihanna, when he told “Keep It Thoro” host Elliot Wilson:
“Don’t ask me sh*t about that man when I come up there and leave that man alone. Stop preying on his insecurities,” Drake said referencing Brown.
“His insecurities are the fact that I make better music than him, that I’m more popping than him and that at one point in life the woman that he loves fell into my lap,” he said, adding “I did what a real n***a would do and treated her with respect.”
According to Billboard, Drake recently alluded to the rumored love triangle in his recent single “5AM in Toronto,” in which he raps, “where you think she at when she ain’t with ya.”
And while we didn’t exactly need anymore evidence that Drake and Brown’s beef was over the “We Found Love” singer, the New York Daily news reported this week that Brown’s bodyguard Patrick Strickland has filed a lawsuit against both rappers over the injuries he sustained at W.i.P. last June, claiming the fight broke out after Drake sent Brown a note state, “I’m f**king the love of your life.”
Drake’s most recent comments about Brown has likely provided more fuel to their feud, especially since the 23-year-old “Look At Me Now” singer just happened to tweet “Lol” right after Drake’s interview aired:
When Tyga first heard the beat for his new Hotel California single “Molly,” the Young Money MC immediately began thinking futuristic. The robotic hook, which was built into the beat when T-Raw first got it, reminded him of his iPhone and a few fantasy-based flicks.
“When I first heard the hook, I was like, ‘It sounds like Siri,’ ” Tyga told MTV News on Tuesday, likening the song to the ask-all app on his iPhone. “So I was like, that would be dope if I did something like ‘I, Robot’ meets ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ Something crazy like that.”
MTV News took a trip to Tyga’s video set in downtown Los Angeles and saw first-hand how Tyga and director Colin Tilley incorporated inspiration from Will Smith’s 2004 sci-fi movie and Lewis Carroll’s literary classic, which has been adapted to film several times. While “Molly” is of course a reference to the popular party drug, Tyga went the extra length to add creativity to his upcoming video — he could’ve easily shot a run-of-the-mill in-the-club clip. “Anybody that knows what I’m talking about then you know what you feel when you’re in that moment,” he said, referencing the euphoric effects that Molly is said to have. “From the lights to how everything is and how you look at everything. I just wanted to make the video like that — real black-light, glow-in-the-dark, crazy type of stuff.”
While Tyga’s set was different, there were some familiar faces: the track’s collaborators Mally Mall and Wiz Khalifa came through for their cameos. “This is the first time me and Wiz ever worked together, really,” Tyga noted. “Wiz is real known for all his weed culture and embracing that heavy. I felt like we’re close in age, we’re both winning in what we’re doin’, it made sense.”
What are you expecting from Tyga’s upcoming album Hotel California? Let us know in the comments!
While many of his former Death Row contemporaries have faded from the public eye, Snoop Lion (née Dogg) is determined to stay relevant. He’s appeared in movies, collaborated with much-younger artists like Miley Cyrus and even has his own YouTube “news” channel, the Double G News Network.
Tuesday, Snoop’s guest was the Yung Rapunxel herself, Azealia Banks, who stopped by to chat and smoke some sort of herbal substance. The resulting interview is kind of incredible to watch—freewheeling, weird, funny and at times, illuminating. The fact that the backdrop looks like a video game and there’s all sort of random detritus on the desk is just a bonus. And kids: Don’t watch this! Or at least, don’t watch it when your parents are around. In addition to the inhalation of a semi-legal (in a few states) substance, there’s also swearing and stripper near-nudity.
During the course of their ten or so minute chat, Snoop offers a few tidbits of advice to young Azealia. Perhaps in reaction to the Twitter beef between the singer and A$AP Rocky, he talks about the color of her skin. “I want to send a shout out to you for being a chocolate diva. See, my daughter’s chocolate, right? And one thing I want to say is that they always try to push the chocolate to the back, right? But y’all got to step up front. Let them know that the chocolate flavor is here. Stand tall and deliver. Do that thing, you know what I’m saying? Represent for the dark side. You ain’t got to lay up under no machine like this with blue lights and green shit and avocados and bullshit all in it to try to get this flavor.” That last part was, we think, in reference to a tanning bed.
It’s unclear from the interview if Snoop even knows who Azealia is. At times he seems very familiar with her, and at others totally clueless. Like when he asks her where she’s from, or the type of beats she likes. She replies Harlem and “fast” ones—as anyone who’s heard “212” and “1991” can attest, that is true. Snoop replies, “You gotta get on some of those slow grooves baby girl. See one thing about a slow groove, they never play out.”
After the way these two hit it off, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Snoop lay down some tracks on Azealia’s next album. At the very least, it looks like he’s got a new smoking partner.