D.R.A.M. feels Drake "jacked" his "Cha Cha" record for "Hotline Bling."
Drake’s “Hotline Bling” has seen nothing but success since it was first released back in July on the OVO Beats Radio. Currently sitting at the #2 spot on the Billboard singles charts, the record will soon surpass The Weeknd earning Drake his very first ever number one single on Billboard, something he says will be his biggest moment in his career if reached. However, what many mainstream fans probably don’t know is that “Hotline Bling” was originally labeled a “Cha Cha” remix that Virginia rapper D.R.A.M. made popular first. (Remember Beyonce’s Instagram co-sign?)
Well ironically, on the night that Drake’s “Hotline Bling” video was released (Monday), D.R.A.M. performed for the very first time in Toronto, Canada. And after his show, the Virginia rapper noticed his timeline flooded with the “Hotline Bling” & “Cha Cha” comparisons thanks to the new video being released. So feeling some type of way, D.R.A.M. decided to voice his opinion on the record via twitter, and it’s pretty much what you’d expect.
While he says it’s “all good”, D.R.A.M. feels he got “jacked” for his record. However, he does appear to be in good spirit about his upcoming music, including this week's Gahdamn EP which drops on October 23.
Check out his series of tweets below and let us know what you think of the comparisons in the comments.
Just performed in Toronto for the 1st time tonight and it was bittersweet.— D.R.A.M. not DRAM (@ONLY1DRAM) October 20, 2015
Sweet cus I’m out here sharing my music, my sound with the people..— D.R.A.M. not DRAM (@ONLY1DRAM) October 20, 2015
Bitter though, cus after my performance all I’m seeing is Cha Cha/Hotline Bling comparisons on my timeline.— D.R.A.M. not DRAM (@ONLY1DRAM) October 20, 2015
Niggas want to know how I feel about that...— D.R.A.M. not DRAM (@ONLY1DRAM) October 20, 2015
Yeah, I feel I got jacked for my record...But I’m GOOD.— D.R.A.M. not DRAM (@ONLY1DRAM) October 20, 2015
I’m happy that the VA sound that me & @GabeNiles are steady working on is growing. And in 2016 we gon’ own it, GAHDAMN!.— D.R.A.M. not DRAM (@ONLY1DRAM) October 20, 2015