This Drake and Hot 97 thing has the potential to get interesting. By now, you’re probably aware that Drake had some not so nice things to say about the radio station all stemming from Ebro being Ebro. Cursing out a radio station is a big deal for any star, especially when said station supports the hell out of you. With that said, there’s been no actual proof that he said what the internet thinks he said, so Ebro in the Morning decided to go on a fact-finding mission of their own.
“We’ve attempted since last night and this morning to find audio of Drake actually saying ‘F Hot 97,” said Ebro as he kicked off his show this morning. “Haven’t found that and people that were there said it didn’t happen like that.” They did however find the audio from his Madison Square Garden show and played it for the world to hear.
After playing the audio that does in fact verify the Toronto MC wants Funkmaster Flex gone, there’s not one “f*ck” to be found, much less a combination of “f*ck” and “Hot 97.” So maybe we can put that part of the story to bed now but the Flex and Drake thing is still something to be dealt with. Ebro, Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez completely understand why Drake wants the legendary DJ gone and hold no ill will toward him.
“Ebro said on the air that Drake said to him, ‘If ya’ll fire Funk Flex, I’ll come up there,” is how Rosenberg started out. “To which I said, and I say this with all due respect, I get it. I don’t know the origin of Flex hating Drake, but I got it. But then I had people texting me putting a battery in my back like, ‘Yo, you can’t just let him say F Hot 97’ so now it turns out we can’t find audio of him saying ‘F Hot 97.”
Ebro notes that this wouldn’t be the first time an artists has gave the station the middle finger, citing Jay-Z, Lil’ Wayne, and Nas. He didn’t mention it, but the Wu-Tang Clan even said it while performing at Summer Jam. On the main stage. That’s not an issue for him or the station.
No, what’s bugging him is that he really doesn’t know what Drake’s issue is he because he claims they both know the Eminem thing was a joke that got taken out of context and subsequently out of proportion.
“I’m gonna watch this thing unfold cause for him to say Flex’s name on stage –there’s a lot of people’s names he could say that have come at him–for him to set that up like that,” he said, “he’s very smart. He knew his opening night at MSG needed to mean something.”
After a back and forth on the incident that somehow turned into a weird moment of Ebro and Rosenberg suggesting that some of the station’s female talent offer themselves to the 6 God as a show of devotion, Rosenberg had a few choice words for those wondering if the station will fire Flex.
“Listen: This is an actual business that’s been around–and as much as you guys talk trash–has been, as you can tell, still quite influential for 25 years. Just because ya’ll are b***h boys who would do whatever Drake says because your girl’s favorite artist is Drake and you’re such a b***h that you have to go do what Drake says. I may not agree with how Flex went at Drake, but we’re not gonna fire Funkmaster Flex because Drake says so. He makes good dance records and he’s the most popular rapper in the game, we don’t do whatever Drake says. That’s what you do. Because you’re a b***h and you listen to Drake. And all you do is listen to pop style and dance all day. That’s what you do. I’m sitting around listening to Jadakiss. Relax. I’m not focused on you.”
Yeah, that jumped up a notch. While he said his words were aimed at fans, there were some not so subtle jabs at Aubrey as well.
No doubt this isn’t the last we’ve heard of this.