Ever since Drake started his four-night run at Madison Square Garden in New York City, he’s been very public about his war of words with Hot 97. And during his final “Summer Sixteen” show at MSG on Monday night, he may have taken one last shot at the radio station by suggesting that his concert—which featured appearances from Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, Fat Joe, T.I., J. Cole, and more—was the real Summer Jam. “This is the real Summer Jam,” Drake told the audience. “What have they done for New York lately? I don’t know, but this is the real Summer Jam right here.”
This is only the latest development in a dramatic back-and-forth that’s been going on since Drake landed in NYC. During his first night at MSG, Drake came out swinging with a freestyle, claiming Hot 97 was “telling lies” about him and saying that he demanded they fire Funkmaster Flex in order for him to appear on the station.
Several of Hot 97’s personalities, including Ebro Darden, Peter Rosenberg, and Funkmaster Flex, fired back. “Sometimes I don’t even know how to enjoy life without moments like this,” Ebro said. “What is this really about with Drake? Is this really about the fact that I said we was joking about him making comments about Eminem? You think that’s what this is really about? Or is this about Flex? Or is this about all of it?”
During a club appearance on Sunday, Drake took aim at Flex again. “By keeping New York music alive, I don’t mean going and playing the songs four weeks late and shit trying to sound cool, late night, primetime on the radio, seven to nine o’clock talking all that bullshit,” he said. “Shout out to the real DJs who know real music and shit like that. Shout out to New York City. It’s love, you already know.”