Drake Calls Last MSG "Summer Sixteen" Show "The Real Summer Jam" (UPDATE)
Drake called his last MSG "Summer Sixteen" show "the real Summer Jam" and Twitter had a lot to say about it.
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Ever since Drake started his four-night run at Madison Square Garden in New York City, he's been very public about his war of words with Hot 97. And during his final "Summer Sixteen" show at MSG on Monday night, he may have taken one last shot at the radio station by suggesting that his concert—which featured appearances from Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Fat Joe, T.I., J. Cole, and more—was the real Summer Jam. "This is the real Summer Jam," Drake told the audience. "What have they done for New York lately? I don't know, but this is the real Summer Jam right here."
Many people interpreted this as another direct hit at Hot 97. The station's Summer Jam event is often considered one of the biggest moments of the year for hip-hop.
Hot 97 seemed to interpret it the same way, as the station posted a quick response to Drake on its Twitter page.
This is only the latest development in a dramatic back-and-forth that's been going on since Drake landed in NYC. During his first night at MSG, Drake came out swinging with a freestyle, claiming Hot 97 was "telling lies" about him and saying that he demanded they fire Funkmaster Flex in order for him to appear on the station.
Several of Hot 97's personalities, including Ebro Darden, Peter Rosenberg, and Funkmaster Flex, fired back. "Sometimes I don't even know how to enjoy life without moments like this," Ebro said. "What is this really about with Drake? Is this really about the fact that I said we was joking about him making comments about Eminem? You think that's what this is really about? Or is this about Flex? Or is this about all of it?"
During a club appearance on Sunday, Drake took aim at Flex again. "By keeping New York music alive, I don't mean going and playing the songs four weeks late and shit trying to sound cool, late night, primetime on the radio, seven to nine o'clock talking all that bullshit," he said. "Shout out to the real DJs who know real music and shit like that. Shout out to New York City. It's love, you already know."
And following his final "Summer Sixteen" show on Monday night, Drake also posted this photo of him popping bottles with Power 105.1 personality Charlamagne Tha God on Instagram:
UPDATED 8/9/16 4:30 p.m. ET: Things only got more heated Tuesday when Ebro, Laura Stylez, and Peter Rosenberg discussed the situation at length on Ebro in the Morning. Rosenberg called out Charlamagne, who took a picture with Drake, noting that "only chicks" act the way he did when he posed for the photo to get someone else jealous. Ebro and Stylez both argued that guys absolutely do that also. Ebro said he understood everyone wanting to create their own "Summer Jam" because it's his favorite day of the entire year, but he still warned haters to "not play with him" and said that Drake can't hold up next to any New York artist.
It seems Drake's feud with Hot 97 isn't going to get buried anytime soon.