Fabolous says that Drake's Rolling Stone comments did not get to him.
Fabolous said that he cleared the air with Drake after the Canadian rapper mentioned him in a Rolling Stone article, according to an MTV interview posted today (December 29).
“Not to keep adding to an old story, but I spoke to Drake a little while after,” Fabolous says in the video. “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.”
Fabolous references Drake’s published comments in his interview with Rolling Stone published in Februray. The article delves into Drake’s thoughts on Hip Hop artists such as Jay Z and Kanye West.
"There were some real questionable bars on there," Drake says in the interview. "Like that Swag-hili line? Come on man, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some shit like that."
Fabolous says Drake apologized to him over the comments.
“He apologized that I was even brought into that whole mess," Fabolous says. "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. 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.”
Fabolous says that he spoke with Drake in person, rather than airing his feelings over social media.
“I actually just bumped into him,” Fabolous says in the interview. “I wasn’t even too much tripping on it because I didn’t know how much truth to it there was. In my young twitter days, I might have fired a remark back but now I’d rather chop it up.”
Fab says that he is critical of the media’s willingness to sensationalize words.
“As a young artist, you gotta experience that before you understand that they will take your words and either flip ‘em,” Fab says. “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.”
"But sometimes I need something that's gonna push me in a different direction, like 'Yo, that guy said something that touched me' I told Drake, Fabolous says. “Drake is one of those guys who's from this generation, but he can rap. No matter what you say about the kid, he can rap."