Celebs Who Can't Stand Drake

Wheelchair Jimmy has gone further than any "Degrassi: The Next Generation" fan ever dared anticipate. Since hitting the mainstream music scene in 2009, Aubrey "Drake" Graham has racked up several Grammy Awards, Billboard-charting singles, major endorsement deals, and a multimillion-dollar fortune. He has helped transform the sound of mainstream hip hop, ignited global dance crazes, broken records held by the world's biggest stars such as The Beatles and Taylor Swift – and a heck of a lot more.

With all of his commercial and monetary success, it shouldn't be surprising that Drake has attracted some haters over the years. Even the singer, songwriter, and rapper knows it, as he once rapped on the 2015 song, "Energy:" "I got enemies, got a lotta enemies / Got a lotta people tryna drain me of my energy." Obviously, the list has gotten even longer in the years since that song came out. These days, it seems like it's popular to jump on the hate-Drake bandwagon, so join us as we explore some of the celebrities who can't stand the 6 God.

Drake and Rihanna aren't necessarily friends anymore

Rihanna and Drake may have a history of romance and viral hits together, but RiRi made it crystal clear in a 2018 interview with Vogue that those days are over. While chatting about Drake's (awkward) profession of love for her at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Rihanna revealed that she was turned off by the moment, wincing at the mere mention of it.

"The VMAs is such a fan-focused awards show, so having that energy around me, and knowing the people who had received the award in the past, made it feel like a big deal," she explained to the fashion magazine. "Waiting through that speech was probably the most uncomfortable part. I don't like too many compliments; I don't like to be put on blast."

While she admitted that they aren't enemies, she seemed to imply that he isn't at the top of her BFF list, either. She added, "We don't have a friendship now, but we're not enemies either. It is what it is." Those comments apparently had Drake in his feelings because he went on to unfollow Rihanna on Instagram, and the two have remained unfollowed ever since.

Tyga wouldn't save Drake if he was drowning

While visiting Los Angeles radio station Power 106 in 2013, Tyga was asked a rhetorical question regarding his YMCMB family: If Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj were drowning, who would he save? It was too hard for Tyga to choose, so he asked if the options could be Minaj and Drake. In that case, he said he would hands down choose Minaj. When it came down to saving Lil Wayne or Drake, Tyga said he would "definitely" choose the former.

While he maintained that he didn't "hate" Drake, he sang a totally different tune in an interview with Vibe the following year. "I don't really get along with Drake," he told the outlet. While he admitted that he enjoys Drake's music, he expressed that he doesn't "like Drake as a person." Tyga continued, "He's just fake to me ... We were forced together [in YMCMB] and it was kinda like we were forcing relationships together."

In response to the comments, Drake took a shot at Tyga on the song "6pm in New York" from his 2015 mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late, using Tyga's relationship with a then-teenaged Kylie Jenner as ammunition. "I heard a lil lil homie talking reckless in Vibe / Quite a platform you chose, you shoulda kept it inside / Oh you tried, it's so childish calling my name on the world stage / You need to act your age and not your girl's age," he rapped.

XXXTentacion accused Drake of stealing his flow

Does Drake's song "KMT" from the 2017 playlist "More Life" sound familiar to you? The late rapper XXXTentacion once declared in a now-deleted X, formerly known as Twitter, tirade that the song uses his flow from his breakout single, "Look At Me." "I'm not the first n**** he bit, nor will i be the last," he tweeted (via HipHopDX), before adding, "I'm not gonna twitter rap with n****s for stealing my flow, I slap n****s don't come to Florida."

Xxxtentacion, who was a rising star at the time, elaborated on the issue in a March 2017 interview with Miami radio station 103.5 The Beat. According to him, Drake expressed an interest in him prior to "KMT" and said he would be reaching out to his team, but the communication never took place. Instead, X said, Drake ran off with his rap pattern. "He's not a man. I think he's a b***h. That's a b***h move," he told the host.

For his part, Drake denied biting X's style in an interview with DJ Semtex on OVO Radio (via Genius). While he admitted that he could "see where people could draw [a] comparison," he's not dumb enough to steal from anyone, especially at this point in his career. He added, "I'm not a s*** person like that."

X really gon' give it to Drake

Put a microphone in front of DMX and he's bound to say something wild. That's exactly what happened during a 2012 "RapFix Live" interview. While voicing his displeasure with the wave of rappers at the time, the "Party Up" rapper quickly brought up Drake, whom he compared to a washing machine. "He has talent, but it's kinda redundant, it's kinda the same all the time to me personally. It's an annoying sound," he said before making a whirring noise (via MTV News).

He then elaborated on his issue with Drake, explaining that he didn't like how the "Hotline Bling" rapper was reportedly taking control over a posthumous Aaliyah album without collaborating with those who worked with the late singer, such as Missy Elliott and Timbaland. DMX, who frequently collaborated with Aaliyah in both music and film before her untimely death in 2001, proceeded to slam Drake's appearance on the album's first single, "Enough Said."

"How do you disregard what [Aaliyah] did? What this beautiful angel did and say, 'Oh okay, I'm gonna take it for myself because I'm hot right now and I'm feelin' myself,'" he asked rhetorically. "How do you just go there with it? Your b***s ain't that big, son." Drake ended up dropping the project, although he didn't say exactly why. "I think the press got out of hand — they maybe had a different vision for it," he told interviewer Elliot Wilson. "It was great. It sounded really good

Soulja Boy demanded credit from Drake

Soulja Boy has had some wild moments over the years, but nothing tops his 2019 appearance on "The Breakfast Club." During the wide-ranging interview, Soulja opened up about his supposed influence on Drake, yelling into the microphone that he's responsible for the artist the "Headlines" rapper ultimately became.

"Stop playin' with me like I ain't teach Drake everything he knows. Y'all ain't hear Drake on his first song ["Miss Me"]? That's Soulja," he insisted, seemingly drawing a comparison between the 2010 single and his 2007 song "What's Hannenin'." The rapper continued, "That's my bar! He copied my whole f***in' flow! ... Don't act like I didn't make Drake, n****. Don't do that!"

For what it's worth, Essence reported that the Internet definitely sided with Soulja Boy, but it's still pretty wild for him to take credit for Drake's entire career in such a way. Wouldn't Drake have found his stride with one of the other acclaimed singles he went on to release?

Pusha T exposed Drake's secret child

Where to begin. Pusha T and Drake have traded bars since at least 2011, snubbing each other in music and during concerts. The beef peaked in 2018, though, when Pusha called out Drake for allegedly using a ghostwriter on the "DAYTONA" track, "Infrared." In response, Drake dropped "Duppy Freestyle," in which he took aim at Pusha's age, career, wealth, and more, and even name-dropped his lady, Virginia Williams.

Pusha, as expected, wasn't so happy about that. Responding to Drake with "The Story Of Adidon," Pusha went as low as you can imagine, accusing Drake of "hiding" a child he had fathered with adult actress Sophie Brussaux (which later turned out to be true), and attacking Drake's producer Noah "40" Shebib and criticizing his family.

Instead of escalating the feud even further, which Drake said on HBO's "The Shop" (via Complex) that he was ready to do, he shelved his response track to "The Story Of Adidon," citing his desire to rise above and move on from the whole thing. Granted, he did basically admit defeat, but only because Pusha T crossed a line he wasn't willing to cross. "The song, I thought it was trash, but the chess move was genius," Drake confessed, adding, "Back against the wall, I either go all the way filthy or I fall back, and I have this, sort of, chink in my armor for the rest of time ... I can live with that."

Kid Cudi dubbed Drake a 'hater'

In September 2016, Kid Cudi went on an rant on X about "haters within the industry," in which he called out both Drake and Kanye West. "These n****s don't give a f*** about me ... I've been loyal to those who haven't been to me and that ends now. Now I'm your threat," he tweeted (via NME).

Shortly after, Cudi checked himself into rehab for "depression and suicidal urges" — a moment Drake appeared to mock in a song called, "Two Birds, One Stone," released in October 2016. "You were the man on the moon / Now you just go through your phases / Life of the angry and famous," he rapped in the song (via NME).

In response, the "Pursuit of Happiness" rapper challenged Drake on X (via NME) to say it to his face, seemingly referring to the lyrics. "You think it's a game. I wanna see you say it to my face. I'll be out soon. Promise." After Cudi got out of rehab, he and West went on to make amends, but it doesn't look like Drake has been so lucky.

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Lily Allen wanted Drake's feminist flag to fly a bit higher

Drake's 2017 playlist "More Life" received overwhelming feedback upon its release. While many people praised the project, which Pitchfork wrote highlighted "his ear for melodies, his sophisticated tastes, [and] his curation skills," others had more negative things to say. Singer and songwriter Lily Allen was among the latter, taking aim at Drake for not enlisting more female artists on his projects. "22 songs and 1 female feature," Allen tweeted, adding, "Still sad."

The tweet backfired, with some critics accusing Allen of "trying to police black art and dictate how black artists should create their own music," according to The Boombox. Others called her a hypocrite for not using more male features, and slammed her for appropriating black culture while failing to collaborate with black artists. In the end, Allen tweeted a quasi-apology, writing, "I learned a lot from this episode, and continue to educate myself where intersectionality is concerned."

Kanye West tag teamed Drake with Kim K

Kanye West didn't appreciate the fact that Drake in 2018 appeared to do nothing to kill rumors that he and West's then-wife, Kim Kardashian, had a relationship. "The fact that people are making rumors that you f***ed my wife and you not saying nothing and you carrying it like that, that don't sit well with my spirit," he said in a video posted online that September (via Billboard).

West also had an issue that Drake didn't dispel rumors that Kardashian, whose family nickname is Kiki, is the Kiki he sings about in the 2018 song "In My Feelings." "You know if I had a girlfriend from Chicago, her name was Ranita and then you was married to Rihanna, I wouldn't make no song called RiRi," West continued. "Don't make no record with nothing that could be confused." Kardashian got in on the drama herself. In a comment on The Shade Room, she wrote, "Never happened. End of Story."

But that unfortunately wasn't the end of the drama. In December 2018, West tweeted that Drake "threatened the safety of [him] and [his] family." Echoing the comment, Kardashian tweeted, "Never threaten my husband or our family. He paved the way for there to be a Drake." Drake didn't respond to those comments and, considering how fiery they are, we can't say we blame him. In 2024, West joined the Drake diss pile-on (more on this later) with his own remix of Metro Boomin, Future, and Kendrick Lamar's track, "Like That."

Rick Ross made it clear Drake's not invited to his show

During a 2010 interview with XXL Magazine, Drake revealed that despite some people's reticence to accept him into the hip-hop space, rapper Rick Ross had reached out to discuss a collaboration. The two rappers would go on to link up, crafting over a dozen songs released throughout the years. However, despite the seemingly cordial relationship, their friendship later turned sour.

Amid Drake's feud with Meek Mill in 2015, Ross pledged his allegiance to the Philadelphian rapper, who was signed to his Maybach Music record label at the time. Speaking to BET, Ross explained that regardless of the outcome, he would always support Mill against his feud with Drake. "If it's gotta go there, Renzel gonna jump off the porch on your a**. That's just the way I've always been and I'm gonna die that way," Ross said. But while Drake and Mill would later squash their beef in 2018, Ross and the Canadian's reconciliation was short-lived.

In "Push Ups," an April 2024 diss track reportedly targeted at Kendrick Lamar, Drake took a swipe at Ross, alleging that he gave the Mayback Music founder his biggest songs. "Every song that made it on the chart he got from Drizzy," Drake rapped. Ross promptly fired back with "Champagne Moments," a diss track in which he called the OVO founder a "white boy," and accused him of getting cosmetic surgery. "That's why you had an operation to make your nose smaller than your father nose," Ross rapped.

Megan Thee Stallion wants him to stop using her for clout

In his 2022 track, "Circo Loco," Drake called out Megan Thee Stallion, accusing her of lying about getting shot in the foot by rapper Tory Lanez in July 2020. "This b***h lie 'bout gettin' shots, but she still a stallion," he rapped.

Expectedly, Megan wasn't pleased about the name drop, as she soon took to X to warn the Canadian native against using her for clout. "Since when tf is it cool to joke about abt women getting shot! You n****s especially rap n****s are lame! Ready to boycott bout shoes and clothes but dog pile on a Black woman when she say one of y'all homeboys abused her," Megan tweeted.

Drake, however, remained unfazed, later publicly sharing his support for Lanez amid attempts to appeal his 10-year prison sentence. On Instagram, the "God's Plan" rapper shared a photo of Lanez, accompanied by "3 you," a slang for "Free you." Megan, of course, was not too keen on Drake's solidarity. In her January 2024 track "Hiss," Megan seemingly dunked on the Canadian rapper, accusing him of faking an accent and undergoing plastic surgery. "These n****s hate on BBLs and be walkin' 'round with the same scars," she rapped, continuing later, "Cosplay gangsters, fake-ass accents."

Joe Budden thinks Drake's rap is immature

Drake has a lot of industry enemies, but very few can compare to Joe Budden. Following the release of Drake's fourth studio album, "Views," Budden bashed the record, stating that it felt uninspiring. "I think he's uninspired," he lambasted during a 2016 episode of his "I'll Name This" podcast.

Not one to back down from a fight, Drake followed suit with a jab of his own at a concert a few months later. While praising the crowd for passing the vibe check, Drake poked fun at Budden's song "Pump It Up," quipping (via XXL): "We got the good energy going on. I should've brought Joe Budden up here to let him do 'Pump it Up' one time. Pump, pump, pump it up."

In the years that followed, tension between Drake and Budden thickened, with the pair constantly dissing each other in songs. On French Montana's "No Shopping," Drake taunted Budden for his short-lived mainstream success, describing him as a "one-hit wonder." In October 2023, Budden shared his thoughts on Drake's "For All The Dogs," album, criticizing the rapper's lyrics and songwriting skills. "I want to hear adult Drake rapping for adult people. He's rapping for the kids, the streams, the accolades," Budden shared during an episode of his eponymous podcast (via Billboard). In response, Drake once again took a swing at Budden's artistry, saying his opinion didn't matter because he "failed at music."

Common wasn't happy about Drake's alleged romance with Serena Williams

The feud between these two rappers started back in 2011 when Common released "Sweet," a track presumed to have made references to Drake. Common would later admit to "Sway in the Morning" that the song was indeed about Drake. Consequently, the "Hotline Bling" rapper fired back on Rick Ross's 2012 track, "Stay Schemin'," but Common was not letting down. In response, Common dropped a verse of his own to the beats of "Stay Schemin'," calling the Canadian rapper "soft." But if you thought this feud had anything to actually do with music, you couldn't be further from the truth.

In a later interview, Common admitted to picking up a fight with the "Take Care" rapper after learning of his alleged romance with tennis champion Serena Williams. "For me, I think it was an emotional thing," he explained in an interview with Vlad TV. "Meaning, I was feeling like, at that time, I think it was the Drake-Serena situation — I ain't know what was going on with that. And I ain't know if he was throwing things, shots at me. You know, this my ex, and we kinda going our separate ways" he added.

In a 2019 appearance on "Big Boy's Neighborhood," Common opened up about the feud, revealing that he had since reconciled with the Canadian native.

Kendrick's diss struck a chord with Drake

Back in 2013, Kendrick Lamar, a relative newbie at the time, took aim at many of the industry's biggest rappers, including Drake, telling them he was trying to overthrow them. "I got love for you all, but I'm trying to murder you," Lamar rapped on Big Sean's 2013 track, "Control." Though Drake described the comment to Billboard as an "ambitious thought" at the time, Lamar apparently maintained his stance through the years.

During a 2023 feature on Drake's "First Person Shooter," J-Cole declared himself, Lamar, and the Canadian native as the "big three" of rap. Lamar was apparently, however, not having it, promptly rejecting the rank, and declaring on "Like That," that "It's just big me." This was the beginning of one of the most iconic rap feuds in modern-day hip-hop.

In April 2024, Drake released "Push Ups," a diss track featuring Rick Ross and The Weekend in which he took shots at Lamar's height and shoe size. A few days later Drake followed it up with "Taylor Made Freestyle," in which he poked fun at Lamar for not responding quickly enough. This perhaps was the push Lamar needed. In the coming weeks, Lamar released a total of four disses in which he hurled insults at the "Take Care" rapper. On "Euphoria," Lamar called Drake a lair and con artist, accusing him of competing with women while also calling him a deadbeat father to his son Adonis. Lamar's next diss, "Not Like Us," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.