Soulja Boy boldly claims he taught Drake everything, slams Kanye West too
In a wide-ranging interview with the Breakfast Club on Wednesday morning, the Atlanta emcee gave himself the title and took responsibility, at least partially, for the success of Drake and Migos.
After blanching at the idea of Drake being the biggest rapper alive, the 28-year-old loudly claimed, “Stop playin’ with me like I ain’t teach Drake everything he knows. Y’all ain’t heard Drake on his first song ‘Miss Me’ … That’s Soulja! That’s my bar! He copied my whole f–kin’ flow!”
The rapper, whose real name is De Andre Cortez Way, then took credit for discovering Migos after they both recorded songs over the same Zaytoven beat; Soulja’s “Teach Me How to Swag Part II” and the Atlanta trio’s2013 breakthrough “Versace.”
“I called them n—as and I was like, ‘Yo n—a, that’s my beat. What’s up with y’all n—as.’” he explained. “‘Oh my bad bruh, you know how Zaytovendo. He send every rapper in the game the same beat.’ And I was like, ‘Okay, you know what? We got to make some music together. ‘ We got cool off that. That was 2012, n—a. I knew the Migos before Drake did.”
As for the claim he’s the “Godfather of rap,” Soulja said, “It’s facts. It sounds crazy. When people sit back and listen they be like, “Yo, this n—a crazy.’ No! I’m just that n—a and them just facts. It sounds so unbelievable that I done did it, but I really done did it.”
But Soulja wasn’t done. He then went in on Kanye West, ripping into the older rapper for acting “goofy.”
“Real street n—as and young kids like me, the younger generation, we lookin’ at you like you goofy, bruh,”he said. “You up here supportin’ Trump and shit, bruh? What the f–k wrong with you, bruh? That s–t not right, bruh. … My folks went through too much s–t for you to be out here doing this goofy s–t. … You gotta put on for the black community, bruh. This s–t not right.”