Does Drake sit down with enough rap-focused outlets? Music media personality Elliott Wilson recently called out the Honestly, Nevermind artist for his lack of interviews with people from the culture.
Drake rarely does media appearances at this stage in his career. However, the OVO Sound founder did have a videotaped “Moody Conversation” with his “Oprah’s Bank Account” collaborator Lil Yachty in February.
“Moment of clarity: No disrespect to Lil Boat. Yachty’s convo with The Boy was comfy and had some cool moments,” Elliott Wilson wrote in a now-deleted tweet.
Wilson continued, “I was more so clowning the comedy shenanigans with outsiders to our culture. It would be great to hear Drake speak to us again. Even if it ain’t me.”
Wilson’s complaint likely stemmed from Drake’s interview with social media personality Bobbi Althoff. The Really Good Podcast host got to speak to the global superstar for nearly an hour while lying in bed.
Drake has now responded to Elliott Wilson’s comments. Akademiks, someone who also criticized A-list rappers for not speaking with rap media, posted a clip of Wilson talking to Trippie Redd at Rolling Loud Miami.
“Lol man s#### on not coming to his platform for a second time and now Elliott 10 toes doing Yes Julz run up interviews at Rolling Loud just admit the youth took over, big dog,” Drake posted in the comment section.
In response, Wilson reposted Drake’s Instagram clap back on his own Twitter page early Monday morning (July 24). A photo for the screenshot read, “Oh, it’s go time? Cool.”
Wilson had the opportunity to interview Drake for a Rap Radar podcast episode released in December 2019. For more than two hours, Drake discussed topics such as ghostwriting, Meek Mill, Pusha T, Jay-Z, and more.