Rappers Drake and Diddy caused quite a ruckus outside the LIV nightclub in Miami Beach on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. And now reports say that they were fighting over a song?
When news about the rappers’ brawl first came out, some speculated the reason to be of Drake possibly making a pass at Diddy’s girlfriend Cassie Ventura. Turns out, the reason was not romance but of Drake’s hit song, “0 to 100,” which just earned him a Grammy nomination for the Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song awards.
“0 to 100 / The Catch Up” was released on July 15, 2014 under the labels Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records. The song was given by a hip hop music producer from Toronto named Boi-1Da.
But, as it turns out, Boi-1Da handed the song to Drake and Diddy. According to a source for TMZ, Boi-1Da gave both rappers the rights to record “0 to 100” more than eight months ago. Months passed and Diddy still didn’t do anything with it. Frustrated with the long wait, Drake took it upon himself to record the song and use it for his latest album.
The song became a major hit and was nominated for the Grammy. Upon hearing the news, Diddy got angry and felt left out, considering that the song was handed to him first.
On the night of the brawl, Diddy confronted Drake, who just ignored him. Now pissed off, Diddy said, “You'll never disrespect me again,” and the fighting ensued. However, during the fight, Diddy ended up punching Drake’s shoulder, which worsened a prior shoulder injury. Drake was immediately sent to the hospital to have his shoulder checked, but Diddy stepped right back inside the nightclub as if nothing happened.
As of the moment, both rappers have not made a public statement regarding their fight nor have they filed a lawsuit against each other, thus settling the matter between them.
There you have it for the scoop on the reason behind the Diddy-Drake brawl. For more updates on your favorite celebrities and music sensations, keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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