What Is Baka Not Nice's 'Weird Case' Kendrick Lamar References on Drake Diss "Not Like Us"

Baka Not Nice is a Canadian rapper and associate of Drake who previously spent time behind bars.

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Kendrick Lamar alludes to Drake associate Baka Not Nice's unsavory past on his Hot 100 No. 1 diss track "Not Like Us," but what exactly is the "weird case" he brings up about?

On K.Dot's thunderous "Not Like Us," he makes some serious allegations against Drake and his OVO Sound roster. Among them is Travis Savoury, a rapper and former security guard otherwise known as Baka Not Nice.

"Say, Drake, I hear you like em' young," Kendrick raps on the track. "You better not ever go to cell block one / To any bitch that talk to him and they in love / Just make sure you hide your lil' sister from him / They tell me Chubbs the only one that get your hand-me-downs / And Party at the party playin' with his nose now / And Baka got a weird case, why is he around? / Certified Lover Boy? Certified pedophiles."

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Who is Baka Not Nice?

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Baka Not Nice is a Toronto-based rapper and longtime friend of Drake. He previously had a career as a security guard but has since signed with OVO Sound.

What is Baka Not Nice's connection to Drake?

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Baka Not Nice served as Drake's bodyguard before making several contributions to the Toronto rapper's music. He made his first appearance on one of Drizzy's songs on the 2013 album Nothing Was the Same. He followed that up with appearances on More Life and Scorpion. He signed to OVO Sound in 2017 and has dropped two solo releases through the label; 4Milli in 2018 and No Long Talk in 2019.

What was Baka Not Nice charged with? What is the "weird case" that Kendrick was talking about?

In 2014, Baka Not Nice was arrested for allegedly forcing a 22-year-old woman into prostitution. The following year, per the Toronto Sun, he pleaded guilty to assaulting the woman and failing to comply with conditions for unrelated firearm charges. The procuring for prostitution and human trafficking charges against him were dropped because the woman refused to testify.

According to authorities, the victim got into an argument with Baka when she found him passed out drunk as food burned in the oven. She told him off for falling asleep with food cooking and he allegedly pushed her to the floor. The woman allegedly worked as an escort and was reportedly in a relationship with him at the time of the incident.

Did Baka serve time in prison?

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Baka Not Nice was sentenced to six months in prison following his guilty plea, but he avoided further time behind bars because he already spent ten months in custody following his 2014 arrest.

Upon Baka's release in 2015, Drake celebrated the news in a since-deleted Instagram post. "Something in the air today ... a lot of good things happening at once. But this one means the MOST!!! Been waiting for 11 months!! Baka finally home!!!!!" he wrote.

Also, on his "Know Yourself" track, Drake famously raps, "I might declare it a holiday as soon as Baka get back on the road."

What's Baka up to now and has he commented on the beef?

Baka Not Nice is still firmly a part of Drake's OVO Sound crew, but he hasn't released any solo music since 2019. He has, however, seemingly commented on the beef between Kendrick Lamar (as well as several others) and Drake. In a post on his Instagram Stories following the release of "Like That," the track that pushed the beef from Cold War status to an outright battle, Baka shared his thoughts.

"You new [ninja emoji] kill me. Y'all talk like bitches. I'll see any of you [ninja emoji] dolo," he wrote, per HotNewHipHop. "No phones, juss tump box & kick. Come to the back [ninja emoji]. Play if you want. You know me. I'll clap it. Ain't nothing bigger than the O. Nothing. #OVOSound."

He also posted about Drake's most recent contribution to the beef, "The Heart Part Six."

"PAPERWORK," he wrote alongside the cover art. "FACTS. OVO."

Where does his name come from?

Last year, Baka Not Nice revealed the origins of his name. “This for the most part is who I am. The ‘not nice’ is, like you hear me talk about it, like for instance, if you go at Drake, you’re going to see ‘not nice,’" he explained in an interview. "I’m not going to be nice with you if you’re going at my boss. Why am I going to be nice? You know what I mean?"

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