There was rather a lot happening on the planet of rap music in latest days: Takeoff’s dying, Drake and 21 Savage’s newly launched joint album, and Drake’s beef with Megan Thee Stallion over a cryptic lyric.
A darkish cloud settled over “this enterprise,” Drake said, referring to the alarming charge of gun violence in recent times, as he spoke about Takeoff in the course of the opening section of “Desk For One,” his radio present on SiriusXM.
“Earlier than I get into the pleasantries, I might identical to to ship our deepest condolences from the household to all the QC,” the Canadian rapper stated.
“To our brother Quavo, to our brother Offset, to the buddies and family members of the legendary, unprecedented Takeoff – a man that I knew for a protracted, very long time.”
Rappers, Gun Violence
A number of rappers have been the goal of gun violence, and a few didn’t make it out alive. PnB Rock, Pop SMoke, and Nipsey Hussle have been a few of those that tragically died after getting fatally shot.
Some shootings are usually not meant to kill their targets, simply as what occurred to Megan Thee Stallion who accused a fellow rapper, Tory Lanez, of capturing her foot.
Nevertheless, Drake’s newly released tune “Circo Loco” questions the feminine rapper’s claims. The lyrics learn: “This b***h lie ’bout getting pictures, however she nonetheless a stallion / She do not even get the joke / However she nonetheless smiling.”
Megan Thee Stallion furiously responded to Drake’s accusations, “Cease utilizing my capturing for clout b***h ass n****s! Since when [the f**k] is it cool to joke abt girls getting shot!”
She additionally pointed out the double requirements within the business, “Able to boycott bout footwear and garments however canine pile on a black girl when she say one among y’all homeboys abused her.”
A fan sympathized with Stallion, tweeting, “Megan Thee Stallion was a sufferer of home violence bro. She wasn’t outchea on some bust yo gun shit in a mutual shootout and obtained shot. Tory shot an unarmed girl. WTF Drake. The 40 Covid delay plus Takeoff’s passing ought to’ve gave second thought to placing that out. [sic]”
“If [Drake] is actually referring to [Megan Thee Stallion]’s capturing incident/harm on his newest album, that is neither cool nor intelligent. It is ignorant & misogynistic. And loads of you co-signing such foolishness have been “mourning the loss” of Takeoff to gun violence earlier this week,” one other wrote.
“The distinction between Drake utilizing Megan Thee Stallion’s capturing for clout vs the outcry over Takeoff’s dying is stunning,” a Twitter person pointed out.
Drake dissing Megan Thee Stallion is abusive. Folks joking about her allegedly being shot by a rapper can also be violent & hypocritical; weren’t y’all simply denouncing mindless violence within the business, relating to Takeoff’s passing? 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/IbfohBK8e3
— Clara Ward (@ClaraWardd) November 4, 2022
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