Charlamagne Tha God Recalls Drake Pressing Him Over Criticism

Drake wasn't a fan of Charlamagne's comments.

BYCaroline Fisher
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During a recent appearance on the Rap Radar podcast, Charlamagne Tha God opened up about his past criticism of Drake. He was asked whether or not his comments on the Toronto native's music were genuine, or just for show. According to him, they were very real, and he also says they prompted some serious beef between the two of them.

“Everything I said about the music, early on, was true,” he explained. “I always felt like that about the music. I’m like yo, why try to be the next Chris Brown or Miguel when you could be the next JAY-Z? I always felt like he was that good of a rapper.” Eventually, he said that his comments resulted in Drake sending his people out to look for him. “I mean, he didn’t find it funny," he revealed. "There’s plenty of times people come back and be like, ‘Yeah, Drake and his team was just here looking for you.'”

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Charlamagne Tha God Reflects On Early Drake Criticism

He recalled one instance when his Breakfast Club co-hosts were at an event in Houston that he didn't attend, and Drake approached them asking about him. “[Drake] and his guys were damn sure like, ‘Where’s the third Musketeer at?'” he explained. Charlamagne went on to recall a time when he says some of Drake's former bodyguards let him in on how the artist wanted him to be handled.

“I met these security guards one time," he began. "This was at an iHeart music festival in Vegas — and these muthaf*ckas looked like killers. They were big super-goons. They were with G-Eazy at the time. And they was like, ‘Yo man, you know how many times we was told, if we see you, [to fight you] on sight? Don’t even ask no questions, just handle it?’" He also claimed that at the time, he was shocked by the revelation. What do you think of Charlamagne Tha God's story about Drake? Are you surprised that Drake was so upset by the criticism, according to The Breakfast Club host? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.