DMX Salutes Drake for Sampling Him on ‘Views’
In a 2012 interview with Power 105's The Breakfast Club, DMX provided a list of reasons why he wasn't a fan of Drake, saying, “I don’t like anything about Drake. I don’t like his fuckin’ voice. I don’t like none of the stuff he talks about. I don’t like his face. I don’t like the way he walks, like nothing. I don’t like his haircut.” However, in a recent return to the morning radio show, X had to give props to the chart topper and check picker upper, who used X's "What These Bitches Want" on his own "U with Me" from April's Views.
"I did always say that he was a talented lyricist but I was not a fan," X says at the beginning of the above clip. "Man, another humbling experience. Cause people were like, 'Yo you didn’t like this guy for all the wrong reasons.' For him to take the effort first to want to use a song of mine and then to be man enough to reach out and make that call. I was like, 'Homie, hats off.' That was a real move. I salute him for that."
X goes on to paraphrase the phone conversation he had with Drake saying that the rapper and 40 told him "you raised us." Earlier this month, DMX teamed up with Styles P for "Still Scratching" and was a special guest at Diddy's Bad Boy Reunion show in May, so perhaps he is planning a comeback of sorts, starting by making amends with the current Billboard king.
Listen to the full conversation up top.
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