Nelly and Drake have some clear similarities.
Neither is afraid of singing, and both have a lot of female fans.
This has hurt their credibility with rap purists -- but they have each achieved a level of commercial success that's undeniable.
Today's game on Twitter has been to compare the two.
So far the argument seems to be going to the elder Nelly.
Arguments for Nelly:
Rap twitter is debating Nelly vs Drake. This shouldn't be a debate, Nelly went diamond before streams counted without a major co-sign.— TBG (@ThatBoysGood) January 17, 2017
The Nelly Drake debate is just people who actually listened to Nelly as opposed to people who didn't listen to Nelly. Simple.— Kevin (@selfcritics) January 17, 2017
We having a Nelly vs Drake debate? Nelly gave us Tip Drill... debate over— WholesomeMcBeardface (@koopa_kinte) January 17, 2017
Drake vs. Nelly: Nelly wins off he strength of this pic.twitter.com/pbtPGqEcWn— Nate (@BurberryArmrest) January 17, 2017
#Nelly vs #Drake debate? Yall better put some respeck on Nelly's name like he didn't control the 2000's with hits like "Country Grammar" pic.twitter.com/agNNBZkemk— Dirty South (@SouthMusicPlug) January 17, 2017
There's no comparison between Nelly & Drake. Nelly had niggas buying bandaids just to put them under their eye.— Keland (@kelandx) January 17, 2017
Drake can't get anyone to care about the artists in his stable, Nelly had people bumping Murphy Lee— Foxy's Calculator (@HaroldBingo) January 17, 2017
If we wanna talk about what Drake would've been in Nelly's era, be real, he would've been run out the game when those ref tracks surfaced.— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) January 17, 2017
Drake is viewed more than just a rapper he's basically a pop culture icon at this point, Nelly was never on that level— Fuzzy Dunlop (@HeartBeigeKid) January 17, 2017
Drake just had the highest grossing rap tour ever and we really debating if at any point Nelly was hotter than he is?Go on — Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire) January 17, 2017
Nelly sold a lot of damn records but the world didn't stop when he dropped something like it does with Drake— WhoisPavy.com (@Scott_CEOofSUH) January 17, 2017
That's not even a question. Nelly was a household name but Drake pushing a level higher. https://t.co/R8a4baqVSb— Guy Harvey (@WGNewkirk) January 17, 2017
As you can see, all the energy is behind Nelly. What do you think?