Makonnen Says Drake Threatened Fade; Speaks On Migos Gay Controversy
Before Makonnen became perhaps the biggest male rapper to come out as gay, he was known as the guy who did ‘Tuesday’.
Drake hoped on the track’s remix, and then signed Makonnen to OVO. But that ended poorly, with Makonnen slamming Drizzy after he left OVO.
In a new interview with Fader, Makonnen said things got so bad with Drake that Drizzy and his goons threatened to beat him down after the 2016 VMAs.
“It was in the middle of the goddamn afterparty at the Up&Down club,” he told Fader. “Everybody that was in there was in there. I’m in here around these Vanguard Awards and I’m accepted and I took pictures with Chainsmokers and G-Eazy and everybody and we all friends. And I’m here in the middle of the floor, no security, and they coming and I just step to the side and they see me and stop and the biggest motherfucker in the game goes, woo woo woo, ‘Next time I’ma fuck you up!'”
Makonnen also addressed the controversy that arose when Migos said Makonnen undermined his credibility as molly-selling trapper by coming out as gay. (The trio later apologized for offending.)
“Atlanta’s big as fuck” and said he mostly had a strictly “music shit” relationship with the group. “Y’all gotta do y’all for face game to save your face,” Makonnen said of Migos’ follow-up statement, released after the controversy. “Y’all gots to do y’all. I’m gon’ always do me. I got no animosity towards y’all. [Pause] Why is it about me? Why you talkin’ about Makonnen? y’all ‘Bad and Boujee’ right now. Why we talkin’ bout Makonnen? It’s whatever. Ain’t nobody hit me up personally. Y’all want to reach out to me? I’m not hard to find!”
Do you think we’re going to be hearing more music from Makonnen in the future?