The Canadian MC blasted Drake for not paying him, despite using one his lines
Toronto rapper Mo-G has called out Drake for not crediting him for his contribution to one of the star’s hit songs.
In an Instagram video, Mo-G accused Drake of stealing one of his lyrics on his Future collaboration ‘Jumpman’.
Mo-G’s song ‘Still’ features the line: “Switch it up with the left like Ginobili”, referring to the San Antonio Spurs basketball player Manu Ginobili. On ‘Jumpman’, Drake raps: “I hit that Ginobili with my left hand up like woo.”
Speaking of the resemblance, Mo-G said: “Have you ever, ever heard in the history of hip-hop a man that gives away his creativity and helps make Billboard hits, but doesn’t get paid a dollar for it or credit for it?”
Mo-G also alleged that Drake’s manager and OVO Sound record label co-founder Oliver El-Khatib agreed that he was deserving of compensation.
He said in another Instagram clip: “This n**** Oliver told me that the whole OVO team thinks I deserve compensation for everything Drake took from me and all the man just offered me is $500. $500? Can’t even pay momma’s rent. What are you, smoking brother? You taking heroin? You look like you’re on heroin, fiend.”
On his latest song ‘Summer Sixteen’ Drake name-checked the up-and-coming Toronto MC, rapping: “Mo-G with the dance moves”.
Mo-G is not the first rapper to criticise Drake after working with him. Both Migos and iLoveMakonnen – who is signed to Drake’s OVO label – have subsequently questioned whether they benefited from Drake appearing on their hit songs.