After Drake said Hot 97 was “tellin’ lies” about him and called for the New York hip-hop radio station to “fire Funk Flex” during a freestyle at his Madison Square Garden show Thursday night (Aug. 4), the Hot 97 DJ addressed his beef with the rapper on-air Saturday night (Aug. 6).
“I got a few stories to tell tonight. I don’t know which one I’m gonna tell first,” Funkmaster Flex started.
“First of all, Drake, I’m not really worried about you making me lose my job,” Flex said. “70% of your fans wear high heels. The other 30% are guys who wear sandals. I’m not concerned about you.”
“I don’t know if you noticed, but everything is built on top 5,” he said.
The DJ actually went on to compliment Drake’s talent as an entertainer, saying he makes “great music” and has “great shows” – but alleged that the rapper is not worthy of being in that “top 5″ in hip-hop.
“If you have help on your music and on your bars to compete for that top 5 movement, that is an issue to me,” Flex said before launching into several supposed stories about Drake, some highlighted below.
On Drake’s Hot 97 freestyle:
“I’ve never commented on that freestyle, never talked about it,” Flex began of a freestyle Drake did in 2009 while looking at a BlackBerry.
“That freestyle, we rehearsed it first in this room. He had the BlackBerry out … I had no idea he was gonna leave the Blackberry out,” he said.
The DJ alleged that Drake and his team asked Hot 97 to put a video of the freestyle out, despite the fact that he was reading off of a BlackBerry, because they wanted to use its release as proof that he writes his own raps.
“They help circulate the video. I’m wondering, why would they put that out? You told Zane Lowe you didn’t know the video was coming out. You calling a lot of people liars. Okay. Video comes out, everybody jokes on him on it, but everyone says, ‘Yo, but he got bars.’ … You wanted people to think that you write your bars. You wanted people to think on that BlackBerry, those were yours, that you wrote that. You wanted to solidify that because you knew this day would come when people might see or question your pen.”