Drake Allegedly Cease & Desisted French Montana Over "Splash Brothers" Verse

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 07: (L-R) French Montana, Drake, Splif, and Amir "Cash" Esmailian attend Belly's Birthday Bash at Private Residence on April 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)
This claim surfaced in Rick Ross' response track to the 6ix God's diss towards him, Kendrick Lamar, and many others for their shots.

Rick Ross just ramped up rap's civil war by dropping a response diss to Drake, on which he takes a lot of shots at his alleged surgeries, racial insecurity, label prospects, and more. However, one of the most notable lines sought to claim that the OVO mogul sent French Montana a cease and desist letter. "You sent the police, n***a, hatin' on my dog project," Rozay said on the cut after this accusation, and it's important to note that this is still speculation since French hasn't commented on it at press time. As such, fans began to theorize as to what this letter could've meant, and the common conclusion is that it was because of a song (or verse) that didn't make his most recent album, Mac & Cheese 5.

Furthermore, some fans believe that this references a leaked track called "Big Pun" which apparently featured Drake. In fact, rumors floated that this song would appear on French Montana's next project when a snippet surfaced in May of 2023 before a full leak in December of that year, and there was also speculation that Metro Boomin produced it. Of course, this is very interesting because of Metro's current feud with Drizzy. But it probably wouldn't have been of much note if it wasn't for this recent context.

Drake's Leaked Verse On French Montana's "Splash Brothers": Listen

On the other hand, the more widely believed theory about this alleged cease and desist letter is that it's about the track "Splash Brothers" off of Mac & Cheese 5. While this track does appear on the album with features from Lil Wayne and, ironically enough, Rick Ross, it was supposedly meant to be on French Montana's previous album and with a Drake feature instead of Tunechi. It would make more sense if this is why the Maybach Music Group honcho is invested in this track rather than caring about the unreleased song "Big Pun." Also, he would likely have more first-hand knowledge of it.

Meanwhile, we wonder if this means the Moroccan-American artist will have to "pick a side" now or if he'd rather stay out of this. He and the 6ix God have some collaborations and good times to look back on, and it seemed like everything was good between them. We'll see what else comes of this in the near future. For more news and the latest updates on Drake, French Montana, and Rick Ross, stick around on HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.