DJ Drama Denies Alleged Feud With DJ Khaled & Funk Flex

DJ Drama says there’s no rivalry between him and DJ Khaled.

BYCole Blake
DJ Drama Denies Alleged Feud With DJ Khaled & Funk Flex

DJ Drama says that he doesn't have a feud with DJ Khaled or Funk Flex as has been rumored. Drama discussed the relationship between the three during an interview on Sway in the Morning. Additionally, Drama says he wouldn't even say there's a rivalry between the producers.

“Shoutout to Khaled. Shoutout to Flex,” Drama told Sway on the show. “One thing about all of us is, when we put these projects together and we come with these collaborative projects — like this shit ain’t easy for nobody. It’s not a walk in the park, it’s a lot of work. It’s a lot of dedication. It is not an easy thing to do. So, for people listening who questions any of us. It takes a lot. It’s an amazing skill to be in this position. To be able to put albums out and consistently. The three of us that you mentioned we have multiple albums under our belts. Not even like this its one. This is my sixth album outside of the 250 mixtapes that I have done.”

DJ Drama With DJ Khaled

Dj Khaled and Dj Drama during 2006 MixShow Power Summit for Djs Sponsored by Pepsi at Loft in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)

From there, Sway explained that he views hip-hop as a "competitive sport." He asked Drama, "Now talk about the rivalry. Is there a rivalry between you and Khaled? You and Flex?” Drama responded, “Nah, there’s no rivalry. I mean, first off Flex is someone I grew up inspired by — looking up to — somewhat of the blueprint in so many aspects. He was on radio. He was on television. You couldn’t open up a magazine without seeing an endorsement without him. He was putting out albums."

He continued: “Now, that Flex is a peer and a friend of mine, that’s one of those things that if I were to tell the young 13, 14-year-old kid who was aspiring to be a DJ that one day I’d be standing side-by-side with Flex — I wouldn’t believe it.” Check out Drama's appearance on Sway in the Morning below.

DJ Drama On "Sway In The Morning"


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