It’s not over! Drake once again poked fun at his elder hip-hop rival on April 19, and nine days later, Jay Z once again fired back and put him in his place.
Hopping on DJ Khaled‘s new track, “They Don’t Love You No More,” for a verse on April 28, Jay Z got out all of his building frustrations on Drake, who has spent a good part of 2014 taking shots at the elder statesman of rap. And just as Jay Z did with his “We Made It” verse in March, the rapper took down Drizzy, and took control of this hip-hop feud, with one scathing line.
Jay Z Calls Out Drake For Being ‘Soft’
In his verse on “They Don’t Love You No More,” which also features Meek Mill, Rick Ross, and French Montana, Jay Z barks, “Haters wanna ball, let me tighten up my drawstring. Wrong sports boy, you know you soft as a lacrosse team.”
Without context, the line sounds like a classic diss to all of the haters in general (though a misguided one — Jay Z has clearly never watched lacrosse). But remember that less than two weeks ago, Drake was interviewed at a Toronto Raptors-Brooklyn Nets basketball game and said, “Jay Z’s somewhere eating a fondue plate.” The comment was just another instance of Drizzy disrespecting Jay, and Jay’s basketball-themed rap signals that it has a singular target.
There’s also the fact that Jay uses the word “soft,” which is what Drake has been called by everyone from not famous rappers to Katy Perry.
Jay Z & Drake’s Growing Rivalry
This feud between Jay and Drake is becoming hip-hop’s biggest as they continue to go back and forth. It all started when Drake criticized Jay Z for rapping about high art in his February interview with Rolling Stone. Jay responded to that diss by rapping, “Sorry Mrs. Drizzy, for so much art talk. Silly me, rappin’ ’bout s**t that I really bought — while these rappers rap about guns that they ain’t shot — and a bunch of other silly s**t they ain’t got.”
Since being made a complete fool, Drake has gone on to slam Jay for being married, along with the aforementioned fondue comments.
Both guys appear ready and willing to keep letting the disses fly, so the question is: Who do you think will come out on top? Listen to Jay’s newest shot at Jay and let us know, HollywoodLifers!
LISTEN: Jay Z On “They Don’t Love You No More”
— Andrew Gruttadaro