The “party up” rapper DMX and the “God’s plan” rapper Drake got into a feud a few years back. It started in 2010 and continued for years until 2016. Though both the rappers are positive people and fun to be around, somehow they didn’t get along.
What was the reason for the DMX and Drake feud?
In 2012, On The breakfast club, DMX said, “I don’t like anything about Drake. I don’t like his f*****g voice. Neither the s**t he talks about. I don’t like his face. I don’t like the way he walks. Nothing. I don’t like his haircut.” In another interview with RapFlix live, he said, “he has talent, but it’s kinda redundant. It’s kinda the same all the time to me personally. It’s an annoying sound.” DMX compared Drake’s voice to a washing machine sound in the same interview.
But this was not the only reason for DMX’s dislike for Drake. He also mentioned about Drake’s album Aaliyah, and how Drake never made her collaborators be a part of the album name after her. DMX was one of Aaliyah’s collaborators before her death in 2002.
He said, “I’m kinda feelin’ some kinda a way about the fact that you been commissioned, that you been blessed, you’ve been given the opportunity to do the Aaliyah album yet you don’t include anybody that she worked with personally. How do you disregard what this woman did? What this beautiful angel did and say, ‘Oh OK, I’m gonna take it for myself because I’m hot right now and I’m feelin’ myself. How do you just go there with it? Your b***s ain’t that big, son.”
How was the feud solved?
The DMX and Drake feud was mostly one-sided as Drake did not talk about it at all. But it was all sorted out when Drake made a call and invited DMX to a sampling.
DMX in another interview with the Breakfast Club, said, “It caused me to be like(Drake’s call), ‘Yo, you didn’t like this dude for all the wrong reasons,” he said. “… For him to want to use a song of mine, and then to be man enough to make that call, I was like, hat’s off homie. That was a real move… it took a man to make a move like that. I salute him for that.” This was the last time DMX spoke about the issue, before his death on April 9th, 2021. Drake is yet to speak on the feud.