YMCMB is no regular family -- because regular families are comprised of international superstars -- but until last week, when Tyga and Drake's issues spilled out on the Internet, rap fans probably thought things were all good between Lil Wayne's crew. Tyga turned that all upside down with a series of tweets blasting the label, and a very pointed interview where he flat-out called Drake "fake." No one really saw that one coming, but we took a look back, and maybe the writing was actually on the wall.
It was all good just a few years ago?
Back in 2009, before Nicki Minaj and Drake were global superstars, the whole team appeared in YMCMB's "Bed Rock" video together, and it looked like everyone was just having a grand 'ol time.
A big collaboration on "The Motto"
Tyga's single "Rack City" was a massive hit for him, but still not as big as Drake's cult favorite track "The Motto." "Y.O.L.O" swept the nation after that, and Tyga got a big look, with a verse on the song and an appearance in the video. But were things already sour at this point?
Tyga wouldn't save Drake if he was drowning
During an interview on L.A.'s Power 106 radio station in January 2013, Tyga was asked a hypothetical question: If Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj were drowning and he had one spot on a raft, who would he save? Well, that was too tough, so instead he asked for it to be Nicki Minaj and Drake instead. In that case he would save Nicki Minaj -- easy. And when it was Lil Wayne and Drake...his pick was "definitely" Lil Wayne. He added coyly, "I don't hate him. I like his music." That was the first big hint that things weren't okay.
Drake denies any tension within the YMCMB camp
In 2013, rumors were swirling that things were tense within the YMCMB camp. During an appearance on Angie Martinez's Hot 97 radio show in New York, Drizzy brushed that all off. "In this block of years that I've been doing this, I've become my own man and my own entity," he said. "I formed OVO -- I've never been the guy just hanging around for the sake of hanging around -- but I think it's just becoming evident how much I'm not around now because of how busy I've gotten." Shortly afterwards he told MTV News that he'd patched up his problems with Nicki Minaj, but it doesn't sound like he and Tyga had a good talk.
Tyga airs out YMCMB on Twitter
Out of the blue, Tyga hit Twitter in early October and proceeded to blast Cash Money for holding up his album release. "Gold album been done. my label holding me hostage so i can't release nothing," he tweeted. "might just leak it for my fans then let them make $ off it." He definitely missed off Mack Maine in the process, but apparently that was just the beginning of his rampage.
Tyga calls Drake "fake" in an interview
Tyga didn't see the point of holding back his feelings for Drake during a recent interview with Vibe.com. “I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me,” he admitted. “I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together.” Sound a little familiar? He said something similar when he decided to let Drake find his own way to the raft ("I like his music").
Drake responds by liking Blac Chyna's Instagram photos
Drizzy ain't got time to throw shots in magazine interviews, instead he prefers to take the subliminal route, as always. After Tyga's outburst, Drake apparently went on a spree, "liking" all of Tyga's ex-girlfriend Blac Chyna's photos for the world to see. BallerAlert managed to capture it.
Tyga disses Drake again?
Shortly after his controversial interview went public, Tyga dropped a track called "Make it Work," and one line in particular caught everyone's attention. “N—a never was my homey/ All these bitches know you corny n—a,” he spit, immediately leading people to believe that he was referencing Drake. He eventually took to Twitter to say that the song's "been done," but that doesn't mean the line wasn't about Drizzy.
Birdman accuses Tyga of being 'in his feelings'
Somehow, Birdman didn't find the time to investigate the state of affairs between two of his biggest artists, but he did make his stance on the situation crystal clear. “He might be in his feelings,” Birdman said. “And I got all love and respect for Tyga, that’s been my lil’ bro, but my intake is, I’m family oriented — either you in or you out. If you’re out, you’re an outcast to me. If you’re in, you’re family. I’m not with the dissing, I’m not with none of that sh–."
Drake throws shade on Instagram again
Tyga's really been irritated by those rumors about him dating Kylie Jenner -- but they're still not shy about sharing photos with each other. The latest was a picture of them all done up for Halloween, which Kylie posted, and it sure seems like Drake noticed. Not too long afterwards he posted an image on his own account: A screenshot of Kylie Jennifer hanging with him and the OVO crew in PartyNextDoor's "Recognize" video, captioned "@KylieJenner in the cut." (Can you imagine the smirk on Drake's face when he was posting this?)
Then Blac Chyna started to taunt Tyga, too
In the middle of Drake throwing sneak shots, his ex decided to get in on the fun. She posted this selfie and tagged Drake in it (although she later removed the tag). Tyga might've noticed, because shortly afterwards, a string off tweets emerged on Chyna's Twitter account, which were pretty self-deprecating. She later accused Tyga of hacking into her Twitter account to send out those messages.
Now everyone's getting mixed up in this war of words.