Drake warns enemies at AMAs: "Watch how you speak on my name"
My name is my name.
Despite having the biggest year in music, Drake is still out here looking for revenge.
Last night (November 20), the “One Dance” superstar eclipsed the American Music Awards by not only breaking Michael Jackson’s record for most AMA nominations (scoring 13 noms), but for also being the big winner of the night with four awards. Walking out with awards for Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop, Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop, and Favorite Song Rap/Hip-Hop — the 6 God’s energy was far from drained. So when he took the podium to deliver a speech after winning Favorite Hip-Hop/Rap Artist, beating out Fetty Wap and Future, the rapper made that fact clear — and then some.
“I want to give a big shoutout to my brother Future, and Fetty, of course, for making incredible music. I want to thank Kyla, who’s here all the way from the UK. Without her, I never would have made the song “One Dance,” so shout out to her,” he praised. Not before long, the humbleness was swapped with stern confidence as Drizzy dug a few subtle jabs at his contemporaries.
“For our genre, I just like to keep things exciting and keep making music. Shout out to everybody that’s trying to do the same thing. More Life is coming soon and more tune for your head top, so watch how you speak on my name, ya’know?” If that wasn’t enough, he took things a step further via an Instagram comment on DJ Khaled’s page after the Major Key ringleader congratulated him on his three solo wins. “Some bwoy need fi make some hit song and stop cry,” Drake wrote.
Fans have speculated that the note could be a response to Kanye West, who recently addressed Drake and DJ Khaled’s platinum hit “For Free” during his now infamous Sacramento rant. “Khaled and Drake and radio and Doc and [Real] 92.3 and everybody. Is it just me or did you hear that song so many times “you say you wanna play for free.” Aye, aye. You know what it is, though? Because aye, I love Drake. I love Khaled. But they set that song up, bro,” West said.
In addition to West, the speech could have been aimed at Meek Mill, who was also in attendance at the award ceremony. Either way, for Drake, “looking for revenge” doesn’t stop at summer sixteen.
Watch the full acceptance speech above.