UNITED KINGDOM – Drake’s propensity for tapping into regional sounds and artists has often led to him being labeled a “culture vulture.” While he has largely ignored the criticism, recent comments by Grime rapper Wiley have provoked a response from the OVO superstar.
During a conversation with BBC 1Xtra’s Tiffany Calver, Drake hit back at claims that he’s a culture vulture.
“That’s some real confused hater shit. But, it is what it is. I see it a lot. I’ll never understand how supporting somebody’s song or even going a step further, giving somebody a song or linking up, I’ll never understand how that is not viewed as something admirable. But, I guess some people have their own outlook on it.”
Drake then specifically called out Wiley.
“It was Wiley that said that,” he noted. “I’ll just say his name ’cause that was some goofy shit. But, yeah, I just didn’t like that. Like, what you talking ’bout?”
In March, Wiley claimed Drake was a culture vulture after seeing a video of Drizzy attending a show headlined by London-based rapper Loski.
“Culture vulture and pagan Strikes again,” the veteran artist tweeted.
He also took a shot at Drake’s Assassination Vacation Tour, which included seven concerts in London.
“Assassination vacation ffs what a punk,” Wiley wrote in April.
Following Drake’s comments on BBC 1Xtra, Wiley threw more social media jabs at the 6 God.
“If what I was saying was wrong you would of stayed silent,” he wrote on Instagram.
Check out some of Wiley’s other reactions below.