As Drizzy’s new single, “Started from the Bottom” soars to the top of the charts. More background source for the record comes out and reveals the record to be an actual diss record to fellow Toronto native and popular recording artist The Weeknd. If you recall, the two have been buddies for a few years now, many believe Drake to be responsible for The Weeknd becoming a notable singer/songwriter. Drake’s OVO camp and The Weeknd’s XO camp at one period of time joined forces and ran with the moniker OVOXO. Although it has been noted that the two parties haven’t been promoting the other for a few months now, much around the same time that The Weeknd inked a deal with Universal Republic and opted to not sign a contract with Drizzy’s OVO imprint. The Weeknd dropped his debut in November with no OVO trademark in sight.
Drake dropped a tweet back in December that clearly makes sense it was directed to The Weeknd. Stating:
“You won’t get away with just a thank you…you owe me a favor.”
Even though “Started from the Bottom” was recorded on October 25th, 2012. The record was revisited later with a more direct bridge and second verse that appears to be a subliminal jab to the “Wicked Games” singer. It states:
“I could turn your boy into the man. There ain’t really much I hear that’s poppin’ off without us nigga, We just want the credit where it’s due… No new niggas, nigga we don’t feel that. Fuck a fake friend, where you real friends at?”
The day before Valentine’s Day, Drake’s OVO imprint released a tweet about their upcoming annual OVO fest with a simple message:
To go even further of evidence their is a breakup between the two. All of the OVOXO merchandise has been removed from the official Drake website. The Weeknd hasn’t commented on the situation, since signing with Universal Republic, his debut project Trilogy has reached Gold status and records received film score additions.
More as this story develops.