Drake Dispels YMCMB Tension, Calls Lil Wayne "Best Rapper Alive"
Drake says "Young Money is forever." The Canadian rapper also says Lil Wayne "is the reason for Drake."
Drake addressed rumors of tension between him and Young Money yesterday (August 6).
"If there was paperwork...if I could write that shit in blood, I would," Drake told the OVO Fest crowd in Toronto's Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. "Young Money is forever. Lil Wayne is forever. This man here is the reason you can feel proud as a city. This man right here is the reason for Drake. Make some noise for the best rapper alive."
Lil Wayne spoke about the event. "I'm glad to be a piece of this puzzle," Wayne said to the crowd.
At another point in the show, Drake rapped a variation of Kanye West's lyrics on "Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix)." "Yo, where Wayne at?" Drake said. "Nigga, we both busy. I ain't gotta explain that."
This comes after rumors concerning tension within the Young Money camp began circulating. In a report published last week, Nicki Minaj addressed the perceived tension between Drake and YMCMB.
"Peoples' perception of their reality is their perception of their reality," Minaj said, when asked about Drake's status with the camp. "Sometimes people make moves based on their perception of what reality is. I know that sounds like a riddle, but maybe one day you'll be able to unravel that one. All I can say is this, Lil Wayne is everything to me. I can't speak for anyone else. What Young Money and Cash Money did for Nicki Minaj, I can never repay them for. So, I am forever indebted to them. Whatever happens with any other artist, I don't know.
"[Drake's] so talented," she continued. "Sometimes, we've seen this. Sometimes when you're really intelligent and you're really talented, you also think a lot. Sometimes your mind is racing with thoughts. It is what it is. People go through their own motions and you've gotta respect it and keep it moving. We all love the team. We all love Wayne. That's what's gonna always hold us together. Drake is my baby because that's how it was when we came in. So whenever I think of him, 'That's my baby.' Whatever is going on now, obviously we're all very busy and you know, shit happens. It gets a little hard to have a real connection when people are on different sides of the world, working on different things. You just never know who people got in their ear or what they're feeling or maybe they felt wronged in some way. I don't know. I just know that Drake is my baby and Wayne is my everything."
During his performance at OVO Fest 2013, Lil Wayne was accompanied by YMCMB president Mack Maine. Other stars also performed with Drake at the event, including Kanye West, Diddy, Ma$e and several other guests.