Drake and Metro Boomin Appear to Be Beefing: What’s Going On?

Drake and Metro's work together includes the beloved mixtape 'What a Time to Be Alive.' But in recent weeks, some fans have speculated that there might be issues between the two.

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Some fans are convinced that Drake and Metro Boomin are currently engaged in a public back-and-forth, despite their prior work together.

Back in 2017, for example, the 6 god was recruited for Metro's Not All Heroes Wear Capes-preceding single "No Complaints." Later, the "Summer Games" sequel denier appeared on Metro and 21 Savage's "Mr. Right Now," taken from the duo's Savage Mode II project.

Metro also handled the majority of production behind Drake and Future's joint 2015 album, What a Time to Be Alive. The Boominati Worldwide founder, whose latest project Heroes & Villains is up for Best Rap Album at next year's Grammys, is credited as the mixtape's executive producer.

Drake and 21's Her Loss album being at the center of a portion of this speculation is especially noteworthy given that Metro and 21's extensive history of collaborations is well-documented, not to mention beloved by fans. In fact, one could argue that both Metro and 21 have been involved with several of each other's respective artistic triumphs.

Regardless, the rumors have persisted in recent weeks, spurring us to take a quick look at what's been said and why people are saying it. Keep reading for more.

Metro Boomin criticizes award shows in tweet about Her Loss

In early December, Metro criticized award shows at large as "just politics," citing Her Loss' victories over his own Heroes & Villains as "proof." Both albums are up for Best Rap Album at the 2024 Grammys.

"Yet her loss still keeps winning rap album of the year over H&V. proof that award shows are just politics and not for me," Metro said at the time. "Idc about awards honestly, the true award and REWARD is knowing that the music I spend so much time on brings joy to peoples everyday lives."

Metro Boomin’s deleted tweet about losing to Drake and 21 Savage’s “Her Loss” pic.twitter.com/MRrVPbuS56

— The Culture Vault (@DaCultureVault) December 3, 2023
Twitter: @DaCultureVault

Drake calls out "tweet-and-deleters"

Again, it's worth reiterating here that none of these are confirmed to be definitive signs of a feud between Drake and Metro. At best, it's merely speculation. But such speculation was revived once more when Drake mentioned "tweet-and-deleters" during a larger statement on Kick.

“And to the rest of you,” Drake said during a livestream, “The non-believers, the underachievers, the tweet-and-deleters, you guys make me sick to my stomach, fam.”

Some fans took this as Drake alluding to Metro.

Drake with a message via Kick

“And to the rest of you… the non-believers, the underachievers, the tweet-and-deleters, you make me sick to my stomach fam” 😭pic.twitter.com/JiA5Yc1qdF

— NFR Podcast (@nfr_podcast) December 18, 2023
Twitter: @nfr_podcast

Drake adds fuel to fire with lyrics post

In an IG Stories update, Drake quoted the outro to his Views track "Keep the Family Close," including its closing line "So anybody who want it can get it."

Though, again, no one was mentioned by name, some fans took this as Drake's latest way of responding to Metro.

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Metro Boomin seemingly responds to Drake's "tweet-and-deleters" remark

Meanwhile, Metro's sharing of an RDCWorld skit has also been linked to the rumored issues between the two.


— Metro Boomin (@MetroBoomin) December 19, 2023
Twitter: @MetroBoomin

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