Last week, Drake previewed a new track from his upcoming playlist More Life.
A lot of people thought it sounded like 'Look At Me,' from up-and-coming Florida rapper XXXTENTACION.
Preview of Drake's new song vs. XXXTENTACION's "Look At Me" pic.twitter.com/Z4rhcwIw1b— Pigeons & Planes (@PigsAndPlans) January 29, 2017
XXXTENTACION is currently locked up in Broward County, awaiting trial on charges that he assaulted a pregnant woman and tampered with a witness. In addition to that, he has an armed home invasion and aggravated battery case pending.
The 19 year old was able to give a jail cell interview to XXL. In it, he says he's innocent of all charges. He says he could be out of prison as soon Wednesday, when he has a bond hearing. If not, he expects to be out by March.
He also spoke on the similarities between 'Look At Me' and that new Drake track.
I’m gonna address this whole situation. I have the utmost respect for Drake as an artist. I have respect for everyone as an artist. Now, I’m aware of what Drake does as an artist, I’m aware of what any smart artist does, because it’s one of the laws of the universe. If you study Albert Einstein, he says, “A great artist never reveals their source.” How do I feel about the whole Drake situation is if he used the flow, by all means… it’s whatever, it’s not that serious. My whole perception has changed. But if Drake is gonna take the flow, and I don’t know if he legitimately did, but if that is the situation, at least reach out to a nigga, help a nigga out in this situation, and then if you want to run off with the flow, then run off with the flow, but I’m going through a lot right now, so it would have been nice if before that happened to me, for Drake to have reached out to me personally. He could have reached out to me personally and spoken to me and it definitely would have been more respectable. But he dropped that preview and it sounded a bit like “Look At Me” and he could be a huge, huge help in this situation to get me out of jail, because I’m facing life. So that’s just how I feel. If you’re gonna take the flow, reach out to me, help me out and then take the flow, because helping me out would have been more important. But if he took it, kudos, that’s lit, it’s Drake. It doesn’t bother me as much as people think it does, but it’s lit at the end of the day because that’s a huge artist so it just gives me motivation to see how big I’m gonna be. My whole intention is being the biggest artist there ever was or currently is.What do you think of XXXTENTACION's response?