Here's How Fabolous And Drake Put Their 'Rolling Stone' Controversy Behind Them
Fabolous is one of hip-hop's most creative lyricists. Aside from making hit records, Loso is known for his slick one-liners, like the ones found on his latest album The Young OG Project. That's why it was strange that Drake questioned his rap skills in a February Rolling Stone interview.
When speaking on Kanye West's "I'm In It," Drake was quoted as saying: “There were some real questionable bars on there, like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some sh-- like that.”
Well, during an interview with MTV News on Dec. 19, Fab told us that he and Drake settled things shortly after the interview ran earlier this year.
"Not to keep adding to an old story, but I spoke to Drake a little while after," he told us after we asked him about the comment, which left us curious. "I ran into him at a Jordan Brand event and he was disgusted by how press will kinda instigate a story -- make it seem worse than it was for the sake of being story."
"As a young artist, you gotta experience that before you understand that they will take your words and either flip 'em," Fab continued. "It might've been a light part of the conversation, but they use it as the strength to sell the story, to sensationalize the story."
After the story, ran online Drake hopped on Twitter and denied commenting on West's Yeezus track during his Rolling Stone interview. He also swore off all magazine interviews and called the press "evil." Even Kanye West stood in support of Drake and blasted the media for trying to pit them against each other.
MTV News reached out to Rolling Stone at the time of the incident and a rep for the magazine who claimed that the quotes were accurate.
Whatever the case, Fab says the whole thing is behind them. "He apologized that I was even brought into that whole mess. I was shocked. Out of that conversation where they were talking about Jay and Kanye, for my name to come up in that mix, it definitely seemed like it was spoken up," he said. "It's over, it's under the bridge. I got a lot of respect for what Drake does and he's expressed to me personally, so we move on from there."