By Maurice Bobb
Started with the bottles, now we here. That should be the amended chorus on Drake’s first single from his upcoming album, Nothing Was The Same, after Chris Brown’s latest jab at Drizzy on the remix of Young Jeezy’s “R.I.P.” After saying that he thinks Drake’s “music’s still hot” Brown also admits that he might keep throwing shots, and that Drake would be “stupid” for responding to him.
“Dearly departed, I bought a plane I departed/ And if you started from the bottom, go on and come out the closet,” Breezy rhymed on the song’s final verse, making a clear reference to the Toronto rapper’s latest single, “Started from the Bottom.” The remix hit the Internets Friday (March 29) and had all weekend to fester. Monday morning (April 1), while doing the media rounds to promote his upcoming album, X, Breezy paid a visit to “Sway in the Morning” on Shade 45.and let it be known that his feud with the Take Care MC is far from over.
“You can’t take me serious, I’m not a rapper.” Brown told Sway. “‘Cause, I know aint nothing gonna happen so I say whatever I want. Rebuttals is gonna be stupid, I’m not a rapper. So you’re gonna be stupid rapping back to a singer, but I’ma keep coming ni–a, I don’t care.”
The beef between the two artists stems from the now infamous bottle throwing brawl last June at a New York City nightclub. The two have been throwing sonic shots ever since, with the “Fine China” crooner tossing the first lyrical grenade on the unofficial remix of Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like” single, rapping, “They throwing bottles, I’m throwing models,” and “OVO you overdose/ Screaming YOLO, no I live twice.”
Not to be outdone, the OVO frontman returned fire on “Enough Said” last August, rapping, “Running through the city with n—as I’d give a kidney/ Selling under 150, you n—as gotta be kidding,” which was believed to be a direct reference to Brown only selling 135,000 copies of his Fortune album the first week out the gate.
Breezy and Drizzy’s subliminal boxing match is believed to be about Rihanna, who was rumored to be romantically linked to Drake during Brown and Rih Rih’s tumultuous on-again, off-again relationship, which is likely what spawned the following line from “5 am in Toronto”: “Sinatra style I’m just being frank with ya/ I mean, where you think she’s at where when she ain’t with ya.”
Needless to say, Brown has fanned the flames, again, only time will tell if Drake will keep the fire burning.