The interview, of course, arrives one day after Wiley expressed frustration with Drake and OVO Sound. In tweets, he again called Drake a "culture vulture" and seemingly placed blame on him for difficulties in clearing a Popcaan feature. Popcaan, however, is not signed to OVO Sound.
"Artists, stay away from culture vultures," Wiley said Thursday when asked to elaborate on his stance. "Stay away from pagans and stay away from people who wait until you're blown to come and stand next to you and collect money . . . They just turned up when everything was easy."
Around the 8:30 mark in the interview, he specifically turned his attention to Drake.
"Drake is a pagan," he said. "Listen to this, I tried to apologize to this brother, you know, because I felt bad but you know what? I ain't taking back, no apology. He is the worst, I swear to God."
By Wiley's assessment, "everyone is so blind" to how Drake handles his business. "My man is bringing out people like he is Jesus Christ the savior," he said, noting an onstage appearance from J Hus as an example.
"Can't you see what people do out here?" he said. "The truth is he's just a pagan. He knows it. And if I say it, he can't say nothing to me because it's the truth . . . He's not embracing the scene, he's doing it for himself."
Drake's involvement with the Top Boy revival was also mentioned, with Wiley criticizing the move as another example of why he's not down with Drake.
"I didn't need Drake to let me know that Top Boy is sick," he said, later saying "they didn't come to us" when asked why he and other grime pioneers didn't step in to revive the series themselves.
Earlier in the 16-minute interview, Wiley shared similar thoughts on previous collaborator Ed Sheeran, which doesn't mark the first time he's expressed frustrations with the recent Yesterday star.
According to Wiley, Sheeran is also a "culture vulture" who has "nothing to do with grime" and failed to return a collaborative favor.
"When I was working with Ed, I was working with him to do it for him," he said. "When it was time to do it for me, he didn't wanna do it. When it was time to do it for me, he didn't wanna stand up to his label. He folded."
Hear the full interview here.