Eric McCandless/CBSDrake has been accused of jacking D.R.A.M, who claims that his summer hit “Cha Cha” is very similar to Drizzy’s “Hotline Bling.”
The rap newcomer took to Twitter to express his frustration with Drake following the premiere of the “Hotline Bling” video. “Just performed in Toronto for the 1st time tonight and it was bittersweet,” tweeted D.R.A.M, adding, “Bitter though, cus after my performance all I’m seeing is Cha Cha/Hotline Bling comparisons on my timeline.”
Even though Drake’s hit credits a sample of Timmy Thomas’ 1972 song “Why Can’t We Live Together,” D.R.A.M. still feels slighted by how similar their respective songs sound.
“Ni**** want to know how I feel about that,” he wrote. “Yeah, I feel I got jacked for my record…But I’m GOOD.”
Erykah Badu, who remixed Drake’s version earlier this month, offered support for D.R.A.M on Twitter. “We loved Cha Cha first. Very unique and raw. That’s That underground magic force that sparks a seed to grow a tree,” she wrote.
While D.R.A.M.’s “Cha Cha” has yet to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, Drake’s “Hotline Bling” is currently the number two song in the country.
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