Peter Rosenberg Says Drake Called Him Over His Criticism of the "God's Plan" Video: 'It Made Me Feel Terrible'

"I've never heard his Canadian accent that strongly. Drake yelled."

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Drake's "God's Plan" video received an overwhelmingly positive response when it was released last week, but at least one person wasn't totally happy with it: Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg.

This week, Rosenberg explained on the radio that he appreciated Drake giving away nearly one million dollars. He didn't like how self-promotional it was, however, and was bothered by the fact that it was specifically done for a music video. "Is it a little bit cheap to use those emotions of, 'Look at this person in need getting something good,' and transfer those emotions onto yourself?" he asked. "Because that's what the video does."

Since people are going to come at me today cuz I was critical of the Drake vid.. "You wouldn't say that if Kendrick did it". Kendrick's music and moves are WHY I always rock with him...I don't approve of what he does BECAUSE he's Kendrick. I approve BECAUSE he does things right

— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) February 20, 2018

Just got off the phone with @Drake ....he took some serious issue with some of my commentary on the God's Plan video.....we will discuss tmrw @oldmanebro @LAURASTYLEZ

— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) February 21, 2018

Thursday, Rosenberg went on the air and explained that he received a call from Drake, who was upset with his comments.

"I switched on my new iPhone and the second I turned it on I got a text from someone saying, 'Stop pushing end and answer your phone,’" Rosenberg said. "So I answered the phone and right away it sounded like there was a fight at a Tim Hortons. Because when Drake got mad—I've never heard his Canadian accent that strongly. Drake yelled. He was very passionate."

The Ebro in the Morning co-host has a complicated history of negative reactions to Drake, and the rapper was upset that Rosenberg had a problem with him even when he did something so positive.

"He was very angry, saying, 'I don’t understand how I could do something so positive and you could find a way to make it negative,'" Rosenberg continued. "He also asked me, ‘What is your problem with me?' He was basically like, 'Enough is enough, what is your problem with me? How do you make this a negative thing? I did something so positive.'"

Rosenberg explained that Drake's mother had called her son and told her she saw "something very troubling on the internet" after seeing Hot 97's video. 

"I could hear in his voice that this was very clearly the most important thing that he's ever done," Rosenberg said. "He was clearly very affected by doing something so good for people. He meant it so sincerely. It made me feel terrible. I was like, 'Damn, you think I'm a bad person.' As the conversation went on, he clarified he doesn't think that. But in the moment, he was like, 'Bro, come on man, I did something good and you hated on it.'"


Drake also made a point to explain how difficult the logistics of the video were, telling Rosenberg that might be why he thought it looked staged or set up.

"He told me very specifically about some of the people in the video and why it was those people and the process of how much work they had to do to give away the money," Rosenberg added. "He was basically saying, 'You would be surprised about how hard it is to just go and give away some money and how much we had to do to do this.'"

You can watch Rosenberg's re-telling of the phone conversation in full above and continue for the "God's Plan" video if you haven't had a chance to see it yet.

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