D.R.A.M. Says Drake ‘Jacked’ His Song ‘Cha Cha’ for ‘Hotline Bling’
Meek Mill isn't the only artist sour about Drake's success. After the video for Drizzy's "Hotline Bling" dropped on Monday night (Oct. 19), D.R.A.M., who just finished performing in Toronto, went to Twitter to vent about the song he feels the "Back 2 Back" rapper "jacked" from him.
The song in question is D.R.A.M.'s "Cha Cha," a track that prompts you to break into a two-step once you hear it. The Virginia rhymer debuted the video for the song in March. The If You're Reading This It's Too Late creator sampled his hit song "Cha Cha" for "Hotline Bling."
"Just performed in Toronto for the 1st time tonight and it was bittersweet," D.R.A.M. wrote in a series of tweets. "Sweet cus I’m out here sharing my music, my sound with the people..Bitter though, cus after my performance all I’m seeing is Cha Cha/Hotline Bling comparisons on my timeline. N----- want to know how I feel about that...Yeah, I feel I got jacked for my record...But I’m GOOD."
The comparisons aren't stopping the cha-cha lover from creating more music with his producer, Gabe Niles. "I’m happy that the VA sound that me & @GabeNiles are steady working on is growing. And in 2016 we gon’ own it, GAHDAMN!" he wrote.
D.R.A.M.'s "Cha Cha," has gone far from unnoticed too. The video has over eight million views on YouTube. Not to mention, Beyonce co-signed it in May. "This song makes me happy!" Bey wrote along with a video of herself dancing to the song on Instagram.
Of course D.R.A.M. was excited once he got news Queen Bey was feeling his record. "Bruh, I was out in the LES when I got word that the Queen herself posted an Instagram to MY record. Not anyone else’s, but mine! I lost my mind to the point where I literally stood on the closest bench and hassled random people walking down the street, being like, “HEY, BEYONCÉ LIKES TO CHA CHA!!!” They looked at me like I was trippin’. Oh I was trippin’ alright. Thank you so much Beyoncé," he wrote in an annotation on Genius.com
D.R.A.M. is currently on tour with Chance the Rapper, Metro Boomin and Towkio. If you want to get your cha-cha on, tickets can be found here.
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