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10 times Drake has feuded with other rappers, including Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, and Kanye West

10 times Drake has feuded with other rappers, including Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, and Kanye West
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Megan Thee Stallion, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar.Prince Williams/Wireimage; Jason Koerner/Getty Images
  • Drake has a long history of feuding with other rappers.
  • He's currently trading barbs with Kendrick Lamar, who dropped the scathing diss track "Euphoria."

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar and Drake were previously collaborators.      Jason Koerner/Getty Images

Although Drake and Kendrick Lamar collaborated multiple times in 2011 and 2012 ("Buried Alive Interlude," "Poetic Justice," "F**kin' Problems"), Lamar distanced himself from the Toronto rapper in 2013.

In a guest verse on Big Sean's single "Control," Lamar crowned himself the king of rap and name-dropped several others who can't compete, including Drake.

After years of relative peace, Lamar reiterated this position when he was featured on Future and Metro Boomin's "Like That," released on March 22, 2024.

"Motherfuck the big three, it's just big me," he raps in the song, a clear reference to the 2023 Drake and Cole collab "First Person Shooter" ("Is it K-Dot? Is it Aubrey? Or me? / We the big three like we started a league").

Once "Like That" topped the chart, Cole responded with his own diss track about Lamar, "7 Minute Drill." However, Cole apologized shortly after, and the song was removed from streaming.

Drake didn't back down and shot back with a pair of diss tracks, "Push Ups" and "Taylor Made Freestyle." The latter, which has been removed from streaming platforms after a legal threat from Tupac Shakur's estate, sees Drake mocking Lamar for deferring to Taylor Swift's album release and "struggling" with "lyrical gymnastics."

In response, Lamar dropped "Euphoria," which labels Drake a "master manipulator and habitual liar, too."

Rick Ross

Rick Ross
Rick Ross infamously had beef with 50 Cent.      Ivan Apfel/Getty Images

Drake's beef with Lamar triggered a domino effect in hip-hop, bringing a variety of other rappers onto the battlefield.

Most notably, Drake's former friend Rick Ross was also featured on Future and Metro Boomin's album. Drake then took a shot at Ross (whom he calls "Ricky") in "Push Ups," rapping, "Every song that made it on the chart, he got from Drizzy / Spend that lil' check you got and stay up out my business."

Ross responded with his own song, "Champagne Moments," in which he calls Drake a "white boy" and lobs multiple plastic surgery accusations ("You had an operation to make your nose smaller than your father's nose"). The music video doubles as a promotional clip for Ross' business ventures.

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion is a Grammy-winning rapper.      Christopher Polk/Variety via Getty Images

Drake took unprompted aim at Megan Thee Stallion in "Circo Loco," a track from his 2022 collaborative album with 21 Savage, "Her Loss."

"This bitch lie 'bout getting shot, but she still a stallion," he raps, referencing the 2020 incident when Tory Lanez shot Megan in the foot. Lanez was convicted of assault with a semiautomatic firearm in 2022, among other charges, and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

It's unclear what prompted the lyric, as Drake and Megan had previously been friendly, but she replied with a fiery message on social media.

"Stop using my shooting for clout," she wrote. "Since when tf is it cool to joke abt women getting shot!"

However, Drake continued to escalate the feud, sharing support for Lanez online amid the attempt to appeal his criminal sentence.

Megan struck back with "Hiss," a 2024 single that seemed to accuse Drake of getting a Brazilian butt lift.

Pusha T

Pusha T
Pusha T is one of Drake's most well-known rivals.      Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation

Drake and Pusha T first butted heads in 2012 when Pusha released his single "Exodus 23:1" and appeared to call out Drake, Lil Wayne, and the rest of Wayne's Cash Money Entertainment crew.

Since then, the pair have exchanged numerous diss tracks, including Drake's "Tuscan Leather," and, most famously, Pusha's "The Story of Adidon," in which he revealed that Drake had quietly fathered a child with retired porn star Sophie Brussaux.

"You are hiding a child, let that boy come home," rapped Pusha on the 2018 track. Drake subsequently confirmed the rumor on his 2018 album "Scorpion."

In the same year, Pusha also released "Infrared," where he accused Drake of using a ghostwriter named Quentin Miller to write his songs.

Speaking with Rap Radar in 2019, Drake conceded that he had lost his feud with Pusha.

Meek Mill

Meek Mill
Meek Mill and Drake made their peace in 2018.      Getty/Brian Stukes

Pusha T wasn't the first rapper to accuse Drake of using a ghostwriter.

In 2015, Meek Mill said Drake didn't his own verse for their collaboration, "R.I.C.O," which appeared on Meek's album, "Dreams Worth More Than Money."

In a series of since-deleted tweets, Meek said Drake didn't promote the album because Meek found out about Drake's ghostwriter. He went on to say that he would have pulled "R.I.C.O." from the album had he known earlier.

Drake fired back at Meek with two diss tracks, "Charged Up" and "Back to Back." Meek then shot back with "Wanna Know," which again made references to Miller, Drake's alleged ghostwriter.

The two would continue to exchange diss tracks over the next few years, including Drake's "Summer Sixteen" and Meek's "War Pain," but made peace in 2018 when Drake brought Meek out onstage to perform at one of his concerts in Boston.

"This right here is a long time coming," Drake told the crowd.

Kanye West

Kanye West
Ye was formerly known as Kanye West.      Getty/Kevin Winter

Once friendly rivals, Drake's relationship with Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, turned sour in 2018, when rumors began swirling that Drake had an affair with Ye's ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.

Responding to the rumors in a now-deleted Instagram video, Ye addressed Drake directly and said: "People making rumors or thinking you fucked my wife and you're not saying nothing and carrying it like that, that don't sit well with my spirit."

Drake and Ye then took a series of public shots at one another.

During an appearance on LeBron James' HBO show "The Shop," Drake said he felt betrayed by Ye, because Ye had dropped his eponymous eighth studio album weeks before his own album, "Scorpion."

Drake also said he believed that Ye told Pusha about his son, fueling the "deadbeat dad" discourse, even though Ye denied the accusation. (Pusha later confirmed that he didn't find out through Ye.)

In a series of since-deleted tweets, Ye then accused Drake of threatening him and called him a "bully."

To date, the pair still haven't put their feud to bed. In 2023, Drake released the song "Rescue Me," which included an audio sample of Kim talking about divorcing Ye. More recently, Ye remixed "Like That," in which he sided with Lamar and proclaimed, "I can't even think of a Drake line."

Joe Budden

Joe Budden
Joe Budden and Drake have been feuding on-and-off for years.      Getty/Phillip Faraone

Drake and Joe Budden have sporadically traded blows since 2016, when the "Pump It Up" rapper criticized Drake's fourth studio album, "Views," calling it "uninspired."

Most recently, the pair clashed after Budden trashed Drake's new album, "For All the Dogs."

In a clip shared by DJ Akademiks on Instagram, Budden suggested that Drake was "rapping for children" and that he hadn't matured as an emcee.

"You're going to be 37 years old," he said, adding: "I want to hear adult Drake rapping for adult people."

Drake responded to Budden's criticism in a lengthy Instagram comment under Akademiks' video in which he wrote that the podcast host had "failed at music."

Replying to Drake's comment, Budden wrote: "You'll grow up sooner or later… Father time is undefeated."


Common's birth name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn.      Getty/Angela Weiss.

In 2011, Common released a song called "Sweet" in which he appeared to take a subliminal shot at Drake.

"You ain't motherfucking Frank Sinatra," he rapped.

After Common confirmed the line was indeed about Drake during an interview on "Sway in the Morning," Drake fired back in a verse on the Rick Ross track "Stay Schemin," accusing Common of coming for him in order to sell records.

Common responded with a remix of "Stay Schemin," on which he called Drake "soft" and "a bitch."

In an interview with VladTV in 2014, Common admitted he started the feud with Drake because of Drake's rumored relationship with his former girlfriend Serena Williams.

"For me, I think it was an emotional thing," the Chicago native said. "The Drake-Serena situation, I ain't know what was going on with that. And I ain't know if he was throwing things, shots at me."


Tyga and Drake were once signed to the same record label.      Michael Buckner/Getty

Back in 2014, Drake and Tyga were both signed to the same record label, Young Money Entertainment.

So, it was a big surprise when Tyga decided to target his "The Motto" collaborator.

"I don't like Drake as a person. He's just fake to me," he said in a 2014 interview, which was rehashed during a 2016 feature on the artist. "We were forced together, and it was kinda like we were forcing relationships together."

Drake responded to Tyga's comments on his 2015 track "6PM In New York."

"It's so childish calling my name on the world stage / You need to act your age and not your girl's age," Drake rapped, referring to Tyga's then-alleged relationship with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner.

In an interview on 106 KMEL the following year, Tyga said he and Drake quashed their beef when they met at one of Ye's fashion shows.

"We just chopped it up for a long time about a lot of stuff," he said. "It's all about conversation and communication."


Ludacris and Drake are on good terms now.      Getty/Alberto Rodriguez

Drake isn't often the one who starts his feuds with other rappers, but with Ludacris, he most certainly did.

In an interview with AllHipHop in 2010, Drake accused Luda of copying his one-word rhyme style, known as the "Supa Dupa" flow.

"I hate that rappers picked that flow up," he said. "I wish they had left that for people that know how to use it."

Luda hit back at Drake on his song "Bada Boom."

"Counterfeit rappers say I'm stealing they flows, but I can't steal what you never made up, bitch," he rapped.

After a few more back-and-forths, Luda appeared on "The Breakfast Club" in 2015 and said Drake had apologized to him personally. Then at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, Drake showed some public love to his former foe while collecting an award.

"Ludacris, we haven't always seen eye to eye, but I've always been a big fan of yours and I got a lot of love for you," he said. "I want to let you know that face to face, while I'm still here."

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