The first time I heard Drake's "Crew Love" I thought it was The-Dream singing on the hook. Later I learned it was Canadian crooner, The Weeknd. I guess The-Dream felt the same way, because at his recent show at New York City's SOB's, he said:
“I haven't done a show in close to two years. And ever since then, there's like, four n*ggas that sound like me now. I'm just being honest,”
Shortly after, The Weeknd's guilty conscious kicked in and he responded on Twitter by tweeting:
"Hamburglar lookin' A$$ N***a, all I need are my brothers and my fans. Fawk the bullShyte. This N***a is so hood, he thinks my name is The Weekender. I was raised old fashioned, you get at me, I get at you. Ain't no sideways Isht about it."
The-Dream responded, " Like my father said, 'say your piece son. If a man feel uncomfortable enough a cheat, and a liar will identify [himself .]' Amen. Now I know for sure,"
"I said I was honest not petty. I'm going to support the movement where if you can't say it in person don't say it. Nothing but love from here lil' homie. Don't get fooled or tricked and try to come up on a N***a like me , won't work just do you if you truly are then what we talkin about. Now I'm going to leave it at that. "
The-Dream chose to be the bigger man and dead the beef by offering to call The Weeknd and even giving him props!
"Y'all better quit hypin n*ggas up. [You] can't beef by yourself. Beef would have to mean insecurity [or] jealousy. Two things I know nothing about, I'm dope! Like I said, I think the world of the boy and nothing will change that. He's very talented and it's nothing for me to say that. [There isn't] enough R&B to beef and its no fun ballin' by yourself. Restore order."
The Weeknd will be making his live American debut this year at the Coachella festival from April 13-15. The-Dream is gearing up to release his fourth album, The Love, IV: Diary of a Madman, on his birthday, September 20, and he is also currently on his Cut "Kill The Lights Off" tour.