The long-lasting feud between Chris Brown and Drake appears finally over as reports claim the one-time music rivals have placed their differences behind them.
According to reports, Chris Breezy and Drizzy formally ended their dispute a few days ago in Nevada.
The musicians — who got into an epic fracas at Soho nightclub W.I.P. in 2012 — hugged it out at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas over the weekend. Sources tell us Drake and his crew came to the music fest on Friday specifically to watch Brown’s performance. “Drake came on Friday with his whole crew, and watched Chris’ entire set,” we’re told. After Brown came off stage, a spy told us: “They were backstage hugging and drinking.” We’re told the reunion went so well, the two even talked about creating some tracks together. (New York Post Page Six)
Coincidentally, a Def Jam executive is the key reason they managed to come together.
Sources tell us the mediator of the reunion was Def Jam music exec Abou Thiam — who’s one of Brown’s managers and a brother of rapper Akon. We’re told Thiam is “very friendly with Drake, and worked to try and get him and Chris together to put their differences aside.” (New York Post Page Six)
Over the summer, Cash Money boss Baby said he believed Drizzy and Breezy were ready to move on from the beef topic.
“I don’t know their situations. Drake is my family, I don’t cut the corners with that. I don’t play with that,” Birdman revealed in an interview. “When it comes to my family, I’m prepared to die for that and that’s the little homie. We rock with Chris, we don’t have any problem with the lil’ homie whatsoever. Really though, [the beef] is old. It’s past due. Even them, they’re feeling the same way.” (RapFix)
In June, Drizzy admitted he would never see eye-to-eye with the R&B hitmaker.
“I hear he has everything he could want now. I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name. I really don’t. I wish we could sit down just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man. But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down. If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly…Like, it gets really dark.” (GQ)
Earlier this year, Brown showed no remorse for going at Drizzy on records.
“Man, y’all can’t take me serious, I’m not a rapper,” Chris said in an interview. “Nah, f*ck that, it’s all good. It’s rap, man, it’s hip-hop. It’s not going to escalate. It’s like kiddy rap right now. So as far as what I’m doing — I put my frustrations out in my music ’cause I know ain’t nothin’ finna happen. I say whatever I want. Rebuttals are going to be stupid, I’m not a rapper so you’re going to be stupid rapping back to a singer. But I’m gonna keep coming, n*gga. I don’t care. [laughs] It’s all good.” (“Sway In The Morning”)
Prior to those comments, Brown said he did not have any ill will toward the Toronto emcee.
“People can coexist. It’s not entertainment for me. It’s just more of me being real, saying what I gotta say. I ain’t out here trying to go at him, I ain’t got n*ggas after him. I ain’t got ‘people’ after him. We just chilling. I have my differences and he has his — his music’s still hot. … I’m not gonna put myself in a situation to mess up my career. Focus on what it is. Focus on your music.” (Power 106)