News: Big Sean Clears Up Drake Beef Talk, Says They're All G.O.O.D. [Video]
Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 9:30AM
G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean has addressed speculation and rumors surrounding him and fellow hip-hop newcomer Drake suggesting they may have a quiet beef against one another.
While acknowledging Drake recently killing beef rumors as well, Sean said speculation may have developed due to Drizzy borrowing his flow.
"Drake is my homie, he just shouted me out a few days ago," Sean said in an interview. "As far as that flow thing goes, he just borrowed an element of a flow that I made up in '09 on [my mixtape] Uknow Big Sean. That same cadence I used, he used on the song 'Forever,' but he admitted he was like, 'Yo I got that style from Big Sean.'" ("Tim Westwood TV")
Earlier this month, Drake talked about the rumors during a live Canada concert.
"I don't know what the f*ck is going on, you know what I am saying. My first show ever I shared the stage with this kid, this dude I have a lot of respect for. I'ma say this right now in front of all my Detroit people man. I'ma let you know Big Sean, you my n*gga man, for real on everything man. If I got to tell you this way, I tell you this way. I don't want to make people make sh*t what it isn't, man that's my n*gga I got the utmost respect for him. I love Detroit." (Hot 102.7)
According to reports, Drizzy recently caught the attention of some bloggers by making a perceived jab toward Sean on Twitter.
Last month, Drake stirred up rumors that after he tweeted, "D*mn I just took the beard down and realized I'm still the same age as ya'll boys...447,000 first week off MY flows. See you in the fall." Most of his followers took the tweet as a subliminal jab at Big Sean who released an album that week, coincidentally is around the same age as Drake and has once mentioned in an interview that Drake borrowed his rhyming style in 'Forever'. A few weeks later, Big Sean was featured on a DJ Drama record 'Oh My' and rapped the line, "Hear you taking shots now, What The F*ck is you sippin'" which many thought was directed at Drake. (Necole Bitchie)
In 2010, Drake credited Sean for his "Supa Dupa" flow inspiration.
"Well, that flow has been killed by so many rappers. And, I never want to use that flow again in life. [Laughs] I wanted to take if off my album, because I was like, 'I shut 'em down. Onyx.' I hate the fact that that rhyme is still in there. To be honest, that flow, you can trace it back to like...I trace it back to Big Sean (artist on Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music). That's the first guy I heard utilize that flow throughout the duration of a verse. I'll give him that credit. I think Kanye got it from him. Me and Wayne found a dope way to do it. I don't want to sound cocky, but the best way its been used was on "Forever." Those lines just all individually make so much sense. They're all punchlines. Then a bunch of rappers started doing it and using the most terrible references in the world. I don't want to offend somebody...I hate that rappers picked that flow up. I wish they had left that for people that know how to use it. [They go like] "It's a parade! MACY'S!" (All Hip Hop)
Check out Big Sean's interview below: