Drake fires shots at The Weeknd, Future and more in "Family Matters"

From A$AP Rocky to Rick Ross, J. Cole and Metro Boomin, here is everyone drake disses on the track.

Pop Culture & Art May 04, 2024

After Kendrick Lamar released consecutive diss tracks, "Euphoria" and "6:16 in LA," Drake responded by targeting not only Lamar but also several others in the music industry on his track "Family Matters."

Here is everyone else Drake dissed on the track:

The Weeknd

“Knew it was smoke when Abel hit us with the serenade/ N**** said, ‘Uh, uh’/ Almost started reachin' for my waist” later adding “Weeknd music gettin' played in all the spots/ where boys got a little more pride/ That's why all your friends dippin' to Atlanta, payin' just to find a tour guide/ Abel, run your f***ing bread, need to buy some more chains for some more guys”

At the beginning of his career, Drake recognized The Weeknd's talent and featured him on his 2011 album "Take Care" after The Weeknd gained attention by releasing his music for free online. Despite Drake's offer to sign with OVO Sound, The Weeknd opted to sign with Republic Records, launching a successful music career.

"Reachin' for my waist" is a common phrase in hip-hop and rap, indicating someone reaching for a weapon tucked into their waistband. This line has led listeners to speculate that Drake is threatening violence against The Weeknd. Additionally, Drake appears to suggest that The Weeknd is popular among the LGBTQ+ community, as Atlanta, where The Weeknd's music is played, is often referred to as a “gay capital.”

The Weeknd made an appearance on Metro Boomin & Future’s project ‘WE DON’T TRUST YOU,’ which contains several tracks dissing Drake; he provided background vocals on the track ‘Young Metro.’

A$AP Rocky

“Rakim talkin' shit again/ Gassed 'cause you hit my BM first, n****, do the math, who I was hittin' then?/ I ain't even know you rapped still 'cause they only talkin' 'bout your 'fit again”

A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers, allegedly had relations with Drake’s son’s mother, Sophie Brussaux, before Drake conceived a child with her. However, Drake pointed out that he was also intimate with Rocky’s current partner, Rihanna, around the same time.

A$AP Rocky is known for his fashion choices and relationship with Rihanna, which Drake pokes fun at, implying that Rocky's music is not as noteworthy.

Rick Ross

“What the f*** I heard Rick drop, n****?/ Talkin' somethin' 'bout a nose job, nigga/ Ozempic got a side effect of jealousy and doctor never told y'all n****s”

Drake previously dissed Ross in his track "Push Ups" and reportedly unfollowed him on Instagram, mocking Ross's age and ability to produce hit songs. In response, Ross released "Champagne Moments," accusing Drake of using ghostwriters and undergoing cosmetic procedures.

Their feud escalated with Ross making multiple posts on Twitter daring Drake to respond, using the hashtag #BBLDrizzy. Now, Drake is criticizing Ross for using ozempic, a weight loss drug.

Metro Boomin

“Pluto shit make me sick to my stomach, we ain't never really been through it/ Leland Wayne, he a f***in' lame, so I know he had to be an influence”

Drake seems to blame Metro Boomin, whom he refers to by his real name, Leland Green, for his issues with Future (Pluto).

The feud between Drake and influential music producer Metro Boomin seemingly began in December 2022 when Metro reacted to a tweet comparing streaming numbers on his album "Heroes & Villains" to Drake and 21 Savage's collaboration, "Her Loss." Metro Boomin wrote, "Yet 'Her Loss' keeps winning rap album of the year over 'H&V'."

Drake unfollowing Metro Boomin on Instagram fueled further speculation among fans and in April, Future and Metro Boomin released the track "We Don’t Trust You," which was interpreted as a diss track aimed at Drake.

J Cole

“And, n****, Cole losin' sleep on this, it ain't me/ You better have some paperwork or that shit fakе tea”

Drake and J. Cole were initially friends, with J. Cole even joining Drake on his "It's All a Blur" tour earlier this year.

However, since J. Cole released his diss track "Might Delete Later," which is thought to have sparked the feud between Drake and Kendrick Lamar, Drake has had some choice words for the "Wet Dreamz" rapper.

In his previous track "Push Ups," Drake criticized J. Cole's use of a period in his name, calling it "weak." J. Cole also famously referred to himself, Kendrick, and Drake as "the big three" in "First Person Shooter," a label both rappers have since rejected.

Dave Free

“I heard that one of them little kids might be Dave Free”

The "Hotline Bling" rapper suggests that one of Kendrick Lamar's two children, a son or daughter, might actually be fathered by Dave Free. Dave has been a longtime creative partner to Lamar, who was signed to Dave’s former independent record label, Top Dawg Entertainment.



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