Drake Blasts Hot 97 During NYC Tour Stop; Hot 97 Personalities Respond


(AllHipHop News) Drake made his return to New York City for the “Summer Sixteen Tour” on Thursday night. While performing at Madison Square Garden, the Canadian rapper took some shots at local radio station Hot 97.

“F-ck Hot 97,” Drake is quoted telling the NYC crowd. “They’re telling lies about me on Hot 97. I told them fire Funk Flex and I’ll do your show.”

Drizzy appeared to be referring to Hot’s morning show host Ebro Darden publicly relaying a supposed conversation he had with the OVO Sound leader where Drake allegedly made comments about wanting to battle Eminem.

Ebro later posted tweets stating he was joking about the encounter, but that was not enough to prevent social media users from believing Drake was really ready to diss Em.

Funkmaster Flex and Drake have a contentious history as well. The longtime radio host was the person to release the Quentin Miller reference tracks used by Drake for songs such as “10 Bands,” “Know Yourself,” “Used To,” and “R.I.C.O.”

As the news of Drake’s MSG comments began circulating online, several people connected to Hot 97 responded on Twitter. Ebro, Flex, and Peter Rosenberg each offered their thoughts on the situation.

Funk Flex even warned that he planned to expose something about the YMCMB representative this weekend, writing, “Sat I got a story to tell! [Drake] u gonna learn!”

Read their tweets below.


Complex was the original media outlet to report – through its Complex Music Twitter feed– that Drake said “F-ck Hot 97” during the MSG show.

The website has now retracted that report, writing: “while audio of the Flex slight have surfaced no audio or visual evidence of Drake slighting the station as a whole has been produced. While our staffers maintain their recollection of events, as an outlet we must rescind that report until further evidence is produced, and apologize to both parties, as well as our audience, for our rush to publication.”

Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning radio show responded to the controversy during Friday morning’s program. See what Ebro and Rosenberg had to say about the situation HERE.