Drake Fires Back At Wiley's "Culture Vulture" Comment

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United Kingdom – Drake’s propensity for tapping into regional sounds and artists has often led to him being labeled a “culture vulture.” While he has largely ignored the criticism, recent comments by Grime rapper Wiley have provoked a response from the OVO superstar.

During a conversation with BBC 1Xtra’s Tiffany Calver, Drake hit back at claims that he’s a culture vulture.

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“I hate that people think that me being into music from these kids that are trying to make it and trying to build a name for themselves is like, ‘Oh, that’s some culture vulture,’” he said. “What does that even mean? I don’t understand what that means. Would you rather me not acknowledge anything or support?

“That’s some real confused hater shit. But, it is what it is. I see it a lot. I’ll never understand how supporting somebody’s song or even going a step further, giving somebody a song or linking up, I’ll never understand how that is not viewed as something admirable. But, I guess some people have their own outlook on it.”

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Drake then specifically called out Wiley.

“It was Wiley that said that,” he noted. “I’ll just say his name ’cause that was some goofy shit. But, yeah, I just didn’t like that. Like, what you talking ’bout?”

In March, Wiley claimed Drake was a culture vulture after seeing a video of Drizzy attending a show headlined by London-based rapper Loski.

“Culture vulture and pagan Strikes again,” the veteran artist tweeted.

He also took a shot at Drake’s Assassination Vacation Tour, which included seven concerts in London.

“Assassination vacation ffs what a punk,” Wiley wrote in April.

Following Drake’s comments on BBC 1Xtra, Wiley threw more social media jabs at the 6 God.

“If what I was saying was wrong you would of stayed silent,” he wrote on Instagram.

Check out some of Wiley’s other reactions below.

Source: Hip Hop DX