Grime Legend Wiley Continues To Call Drake A "Culture Vulture"

AllHipHop Staff

Drake has pretty much laughed it off with a reasonable response too.

(AllHipHop News) Wiley and Drake are feuding over the Canadian rapper's involvement in the U.K. grime scene.

Wiley, known as the "Godfather of Grime" for his role as a pioneering British MC in the early 2000s, has slammed Drake as a "vulture" for his involvement with one of his old grime collectives, Boy Better Know, and promotion of U.K. artists as proteges.

Drake responded to the remarks during a DJing stint on BBC Radio 1Xtra on Saturday, revealing how hurt he was by the comments.

"It is what it is." the rapper said. "I see a lot and I'll never understand how supporting somebody's song or even going a step further and giving somebody a song or linking up...I'll never understand how that's not viewed as something admirable but I guess people have their own outlook on it. I just had to talk about it because it's bothering me."

Calling Wiley by name he added: "But yeah, I didn't like that. It's Wiley that said that, I'll just say his name because that was some goofy s##t. But yeah, I just didn't like that. I was like, 'Dude what are you talking about?"

Wiley had some words for Drake's "goofy s##t" comments in an Instagram video and retweeting fans' supportive tweets. He also involved fellow British hip-hop star and Drake collaborator Giggs, 35, in the beef, tweeting him saying his "boy" (Drake) "cracked."

Gigg's responded by calling Wiley a "f##king clown" and telling him to "leave me alone" and not involve him in tweets he subsequently deleted.

Drake has spent the last two weeks in the U.K. playing a seven-date run at London's O2 Arena.

During his stint, he also debuted the trailer for the third season of "Top Boy," a gritty drama about London gang culture he bought the rights to and has turned into a Netflix series.