Diddy Accuses Drake of Beat Theft in Leaked Video


The dust-up between Diddy and Drizzy this past weekend was no spur-of-the-moment thing.

As a newly unearthed video posted by TMZ shows, Diddy has been miffed at Drake since at least June, when Drake dropped a new track, "0 to 100." At Miami's LIV nightclub, Diddy, who was there along with other lords of hip-hop to celebrate DJ Khaled's birthday, took to the stage and put the sensitive Canadian rapper on blast for jacking the beat on the track, which was produced by Boi-1Da.

"Somebody get this shit on tape," the erstwhile Puff Daddy tells the audience in the clip, just before explaining that he "gave" the beat a certain individual who then repaid his gratitude by stealing it wholesale. While Diddy doesn't mention Drake by name, he proceeds to play a snippet of "0 to 100," which has gone on to earn Grammy nominations for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.

Apparently, Diddy sat on the beat for some time before sending it off to Drake, intending for him to cut a guest verse. Instead, Champagne Papi jacked the thing and made his own song, setting the stage for this past weekend's kerfuffle.

There's no telling when this beef may get squashed, but at least these two millionaires can agree on one thing: Boi-1Da's fine musical craftsmanship.

"At the end of the day," Diddy says in the video, "this shit is still hard."

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Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.