Drake’s 35th birthday tour continues. When he’s not making mischief at Toronto Raptors games, he’s been busy with other ventures. Most recently, Drake partnered with the Ultimate Rap League to host a battle rap event in Long Beach.

Celebrated battle rappers like Loaded Lux, Tay Rock, and Calicoe competed in the competition. One battle rapper wasn’t happy about Drake’s involvement, though. Murda Mook expressed his displeasure after the event on Instagram Live.

“Y’all n*ggas aren’t going to make money like that, y’all bugging, stop it. This is supposed to be for us, our culture, we lit. Y’all n*ggas running in here talking about ‘Smack let Drizzy be him today.’ N*gga come to one sh*t ‘Yo you can be me.’ What? We just giving our sh*t up like that? Oh man, sh*t getting crazy out here.”

Mook and Drizzy were originally scheduled to battle all the way back in 2015. Drake broke out, though, and the battle never materialized. Since then, Drake has become one of the most famous rappers on the planet. Drake says he would’ve won easily.

Last year, Drake signed a long-term partnership with Caffeine to help promote the Ultimate Rap League to a larger audience. It is the world’s largest battle rap platform.

Drake released Certified Lover Boy on September 3, 2021. It quickly became a #1 for the Canadian star. The album has spent five weeks at #1 on Billboard’s top 200 album chart.

What do you think of Murda Mook trying to gatekeep Drake? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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