Ludacris Says The Drake Beef Has Been Over For A While

Drake appeared to make nice at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, but Luda says he reached out before.

May 29, 2017
Ludacris Says The Drake Beef Has Been Over For A While Drake.   Photo by Mark Peckmezian for The FADER

Drake won the Top Billboard 200 Album award for Views at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, and his acceptance speech included an olive branch to his rival Ludacris. "I know we haven't always seen eye-to-eye but I've always been a big fan of yours, man, I got a lot of love for you," he said. "I wanna let you know that while I'm still here."

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However, Ludacris revealed in a new interview with the New York Daily News that Drake had reached out prior to the speech. "We had a conversation before he even did that," he said, confirming that "everything is good" between the two.

The beef between the two rappers started in 2010 when Drake claimed to have perfected rap's "punchline" style flow, and used a Ludacris lyric from "My Chick Bad" as an example of a corny punchline. Ludacris responded to Drake in the diss track "Bada Boom."

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