Soulja Boy stopped by The Breakfast Club Wednesday to set the record straight about the role he played in the evolution of hip-hop. During his sit down with DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne tha God, the Marriage Bootcamp star made it clear he wanted credit for his contributions, and even accused Drake of stealing his style of rapping.
When Charlamagne referred to Drake as the biggest rapper in the game, Soulja Boy literally leapt out of his seat.
“Drakeeeee,” he exclaimed, adding that the Toronto rapper couldn’t be as big as hip-hop fans think because he “got bodied by Pusha T.”
“Stop playing with me like I ain’t teach Drake everything he knows,” he continued. “Y’all ain’t heard Drake on his first song ‘Miss Me?'” he asked before imitating the track from Drake’s 2010 debut You Can Thank Me Later in an effort to prove his point.
“That’s Soulja! That’s my bar! He copied my whole fu-king flow! Word for word! Bar for bar!” Soulja pointed out. “Don’t act like I didn’t make Drake, don’t do that.”
Charlamagne acknowledged Soulja’s point, noticing a similarity between the flow used in the opening bars of “Miss Me” and Soulja Boy’s 2008 collaboration with Sammie “Kiss Me Thru The Phone,” adding that his mind was “blown.” But it was really Soulja’s 2007 song “What’s Hannenin'” that clearly inspired Drake.
Black Twitter saw his point as many sided with Soulja Boy, citing Drake’s previous lyrical transgressions as evidence.