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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