News: Drake Squashes Tattoo Artist Beef, "Everybody Can Now Move On"
Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 5:28PM
Young Money star Drake has reportedly squashed issues with a California-based tattoo artist who made headlines last fall for tattooing his name across a woman's forehead.
According to tattoo artist Kevin Campbell, Drizzy met him face-to-face to put matters to rest.
If you recall about a month ago, a die hard Drake fan tatted the rapper's name on her forehead. "So he knew it was real." Once Drizzy found out the tattoo was real and words were exchanged between Drake and the tattoo artist Kevin Campbell. But yesterday, Drake stopped by the shop to squash the issue with the tattoo artist. Kevin took to twitter to confirm the beef was squashed. "Drake beef officially squashed...Everybody can now move on. Only positivity from here on out," he tweeted. "@drake Nice talking to you buddy, glad everything's cleared up. It's good that something positive came out of this whole fiasco. Stay up." (Karen Civil)
Earlier this month, Campbell accused the rapper of semi-confronting him.
On Jan. 11, during a Twitter exchange with a user named @Matt_Kaleta, Campbell was questioned about whether the war of words with Drake ever amounted to anything. Campbell responded, revealing that the Toronto-born MC allegedly showed up to the shop he is employed at but failed to actually show his face. "guess you could call it sorted out. When Drake was in LA last, he parked out front the shop and sent in his huge security dude [sic]," Campbell tweeted. Campbell then went on to interact with Twitter user @KingLACity, informing him that the 'Headlines' rhymer "sent in the troops" rather than addressing him directly. "yeah, he should have just let it go, I doubt anything would have come of what he said anyway. It just made him look silly IMO," the tattoo artist wrote. (The Boom Box)
In December, Drake gave a heated reaction to Campbell tattooing 'DRAKE' across a woman's forehead.
"I have," Drake admitted when asked if he had seen the female fan's tattoo. "I want to meet her and understand what happened. That's cool. I feel you, one hundred percent. That to me is absolutely incredible. I don't even know if you can see it but this girl tattooed 'DRAKE' on her forehead. The guy who tatted it is a f*cking a**hole. I will tell you that. I don't f*ck with that guy. F*ck you to that tat artist by the way because you're an a**hole for real and you should lose your job and you should never do tattoos again and I don't f*ck with you and if I ever see you, I'm gonna f*ck you up. But real sh*t though, I really, really like [it]. I want to talk to this girl and understand it all, you know? It was love. It's surreal. I don't even want to look at it anymore because it's super surreal, you know? Yeah." (Mando Fresko)
Around mid-December, Campbell taunted Drake's image and the woman for going with his name.
"The funny thing is, I didn't know who Drake was, I figured it was her hood or some sh*t, not some goofnugget R&B dude. She was really psyched about it. She had the sh*tty font all picked out on her iPhone ready to go and was pretty adamant about putting it on her forehead. She didn't say a word about what it meant to her, some of the guys at the shop asked her, and she just kinda giggled at them. When I printed up the first image of the lettering, she wanted me to go bigger, so that it went pretty much from each side of her hairline to the other. I thought she shaved her eyebrows for the procedure, so when I put the stencil on the first time, it was right over her (missing) eyebrows, but she had me enlarge it a bit and push it up towards the hairline. But yeah, she acted as if she had planned it out for a while; though I'm not really sure how much extended coherent thought could actually go into getting such a stupid tattoo on your forehead." (Vice)
Check out Drake speaking on Kevin Campbell below: