Another day, another artist speaking out about how shady Drake can be. Earlier this year, a version of Drake’s “Controlla” melody featuring Popcaan surfaced unmastered. The leak of the song had fans eager to hear the finished version on Views but Drake had other pans in mind. When the tracklist appeared, Controlla was Popcaan free and instead had another verse from Drake added. So what happened?!
Just like many fans who were upset that Popcaan’s presence on Controlla was dismissed, Mr. Vegas conducted an 8-minute rant on Facebook on why he thinks Drake is profiting off dancehall/reggae artists by not given them the proper credit. I cannot agree more because as Mr. Vegas goes on, he elaborates how he feels that Drake uses other artists as “intro men,” which he defines as “a person that used to stand up at the studio and hype up the record before the real artist got on the record.”
Mr. Vegas then goes on to say how he expected to hear Popcaan on the following song “Too Good,” which features Rihanna. But, “at the end of the record, again, is another sample and the sample is from Popcaan. An old Popcaan record Drake took another sample.”
He then stated that no Jamaican artists were credited on Views, and that Drake sees that the Dancehall genre is what listeners are gravitating towards. “Does Drake really love dancehall or Drake is just fake and because he sees dancehall right now is the hottest genre, he use 40 or 50 percent dancehall on this album, because he realize that this is the hot thing right now?”
Later on, Mr. Vegas called into Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning to clarify some statements he made during the Facebook rant.
So how does Popcaan feel about all of this? Check out his response to Mr. Vegas below as he actually DEFENDS Drake and tells Vegas to mind his business.