The “greatest music nerd on the internet,” Anthony Fantano, a YouTuber, rarely has complimentary things to say about rap icon Drake.
When doing album reviews for his 2.63 million subscribers on the channel TheNeedledrop, Drake’s most recent album, Honestly, Nevermind, received a rating of “Not Good” out of 10.
What caused Anthony Fantano and Drake Beef?
Things were ok between Anthony and Drake until recent Instagram posts revealed Drake was hating on the YouTuber with Instagram DMs.
The chat was leaked by drake himself on his Instagram story,
“Your existence is a light 1. And the 1 is cause you are alive,” Drake allegedly wrote, mocking Fantano’s scoring system for album reviews. “And cause you somehow wifed a Black girl. I’m feeling a light to decent 1 on your existence.”
It’s always a little strange to see celebs take on their critics in the DMs, especially since it never seems to work out in their favor.
Anthony on the other hand took it cool and shared screenshots of the chats later on his Instagram.
However, anthony responded via an instagram live and that was when things become worse,
On Instagram live, Anthony had this to say,
“Essentially what happened is that for reasons unknown to me, Drake was in his feelings, as he does tend to be,” Fantano stated. “That’s his whole thing… it was a bit of a diss. A salty little DM, quite sad and unfortunate.” On his live stream, he also defended his videos, saying, “I’m literally just giving my opinions on music.”
Fantano didn’t move on, however, smugly declaring on Twitter, “That bitch shared the salty ass DM to over 100 million people.” He called Drake “obsessed” with him, taking pride in leaving the artist on read like “so many women from the past.”
Fantano also called Drake’s message a subpar insult, because he didn’t hire a ghostwriter. Yikes! Be wary, Anthony. Many a man has gone to war with Drake over ghostwriting claims, but none have returned unscathed. Wrapping up his Instagram Live stream, Fantano walked back the ego and stated that at the end of the day, this was all just Internet beef.
He reserved “no hard feelings against Drake,” admitting, “Drake, for the most part, is an artist who has made… a lot of fantastic hits.”
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