News: Drake Salutes Lil Wayne In Any Battle, "I'm A Soldier For Him, He Put Me Here"
Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 8:36AM
Young Money's Drake appears to have his loyalty toward Lil Wayne in place after weighing in on the current feud between Weezy and his "Light Up" collaborator, Jay-Z.
While he is close to both artists, Drizzy said his loyalty is ultimately with Wayne.
"I really just did my verse over the beat," Drake said of "It's Good," a track from Lil Wayne's "The Carter IV." "I'm a soldier for Wayne, he put me here, so I did what I had to do and what he does with the song after that is completely up to him... I think Wayne, who is never afraid to step up to the plate, did what he did back and that's what hip-hop is about. I have the utmost respect for Jay, he's a brother to me." (Billboard)
A few days ago, rapper Rick Ross shared his thoughts on Weezy and Jay at each other's necks.
"I put no input in it really," Ricky Rozay told DJ Absolut. "Those are both of my homies, I'm fans of both of them, they're both super rich. I ain't trippin'. You know, I don't really get into the better emcee. It's just about accomplishing whatever it is you want to accomplish. You know what I'm saying? And both of those dudes are pretty [secure]. That's what my focus is right now. Just making sure I accomplish what I set out to accomplish as a team." (Take This Serious)
Last week, Jay downplayed the seriousness of Weezy's "It's Good" diss where he threatens to kidnap his lady.
Jay-Z told us he didn't want to dwell on the topic, especially considering the education fundraiser was about a positive cause. But he didn't have much to say about Wayne's "It's Good," other than that it was to be expected in hip-hop. "That's sport, that's rap music," Jay said. "Nothing is going to change but the participants. I don't even see why that's news." (MTV)
Recently, Cash Money's Bow Wow said he fully supported Wayne and Jay having a friendly hip-hop battle.
"From the fans' perspective, I look at it as this is something they want," Bow explained. "Why not? Battle rapping has been going on in hip-hop since it was created. This is something that's been in our sport for years...[Boxing champion] Floyd Mayweather is the best but they say he ain't the best until he fights [Manny] Pacquiao. Sometimes you might have to man up and go for the gold. We see the Patriots going at the Giants. We seen two good teams always go at each other, so how come two great rappers [can't] go at each other? You have two giants going at each other. To me it's all competitive, it's a form of art, it's rap, it's something we seen before. But, if you're gonna do it, then, do it." (XXL Mag)
Check out Rick Ross speaking on Lil Wayne/Jay-Z below: