Yesterday, March 29, Florida artist XXXTENTACION announced he had been released from jail with a series of tweets and a 12-minute Periscope Q&A. On Periscope, X talked about his upcoming plans, addressed his day one fans, and spoke on the Drake situation, but later yesterday evening he appeared on Miami radio station 103.5 The Beat for a more in-depth interview.
The 30-minute interview covers everything from the origin of XXXTENTACION's name through the charges he was facing, his upbringing, his cult following, and his approach to music. The part that will grab the headlines, of course, is X's comment on Drake. As soon as Drake's More Life track "KMT" was teased with a live video clip, people were quick to point out the similarity to X's flow and cadence on his Billboard charting viral hit "Look At Me!"
Drake claimed in an interview with DJ Semtex that he'd never heard of XXXTENTACION, but X isn't having it. He speaks at length on the whole situation, starting at around 15 minutes 30 seconds and really going in around the 19 minute mark. X notes that commercially, Drake is "the G.O.A.T.," but as a man, he doesn't respect Drake.
"He put his verse on my song and the cadence is literally just at the same tempo,” he says. "He’s not a man. I think he’s a bitch. That’s a bitch move. Especially when I was in jail facing life. If Drake would have came to my bond hearing, that would have made my fucking day."
Watch the whole interview above. Learn more about XXXTENTACION's music and how much more variety there is than his one hit "Look At Me!" here.