"Diss me, you'll never hear a reply for it," Drake raps on So Far Gone's "Successful." The Toronto rapper kept his word until recently. Last week, Rick Ross released his latest mixtape, Rich Forever, featuring "Stay Schemin"—a song on which the Young Money star subliminally jabs back at Common. Com had previously taken shots at Drake on "Sweet" and confirmed that Drizzy was the song's target on Sway's Sirius Satellite morning show. Com isn't the first one to bait Drake, but he's surely the first one to do it successfully. Heartbreak Drake has been sort of a punching bag since the release So Far Gone, but he's consistently addressed jabs via Twitter and interviews, never on record. XXLMag.com takes a look at five rappers who called Drake out unsuccessfully.—XXL Staff
This particular tiff started when Ray J and Lil' Kim indirectly addressed the Queen Bee's feud with Nick back during a New York City concert in 2010. Soon after, Drake weighed in on MTV's Sucker Free—offering that Kim wasn't handling her friction with Minaj like a G. Kim fired back by calling Drake a pussy, but when asked to respond, the Young Money rapper downplayed Kim's latest shots and focused on promoting his newly released debut album, Take Care.
Luda surprisingly dissed Drake and Big Sean on "Bada Boom" off his mixtape 1.21 Gigawatts: Back to the First Time Mixtape last November. "Counterfeit rappers say I’m stealing their flows, but I can’t steal what you never made up, bitch," he raps on the track. Luda took issue with Sean saying that one of his "My Chick Bad" lines was a bad example of the supa dupa flow during an interview back in 2010. Drizzy subliminally addressed the matter on Twitter. "@BigSean You awlready know. I wish they'd just let young n*ggas live...respect always," he wrote.
Talk of Pusha T allegedly dissing Drake quickly spread when the Clipse MC leaked his "Don't Fuck With Me" freestyle over Drake's "Dreams Money Can Buy" instrumental last October. "Rappers on their sophomore actin' like they're boss lords," Pusha rhymes, later adding, "the swag don't match the sweaters." Drake didn't take offense and addressed the alleged jabs during an interview with Hot 97's Funkaster Flex. "First of all I never really had any interaction with Pusha T so for him to diss me would be purely issues that he’s having within himself,” Drake told Flex. Push visited Flex a week later and denied the diss. “You’re never gonna hear me say that I was dissin’ Drake or anything like that, I actually like him,” he said. No shots!
Beans clearly didn't appreciate Drake featuring Jay-Z on "Light Up" off his 2010 debut, Thank Me Later. Soon after the track leaked, the Broad Street Bully took to YouTube to take his former boss to task and Drizzy got caught in the crossfire. "Smack the shit out of Drake bitch ass," Beans shouted in the clip. Drake never addressed Beans's threat.
Rumors recently surfaced that Kanye caused Drake's Take Care to get pushed back three weeks because he deliberately waited too long to clear samples. Drake's yet to address the alleged foul play.