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D.R.A.M. Claims Drake ‘Jacked’ ‘Cha Cha’ for ‘Hotline Bling’

Update: The FADER has shared a previously unpublished portion of their cover story with Drake, where he comments on the connection between “Hotline Bling” and D.R.A.M.’s “Cha Cha.” Check it out below: 

“You know, like in Jamaica, you’ll have a riddim and it’s like, everyone has to do a song on that,” Drake said. “Imagine that in rap, or imagine that in R&B. Imagine if we got one beat and every single person — me, this guy, this guy, all these guys — had to do a song on that one beat. So sometimes I’ll pick a beat that’s a bit, like, sunnier, I guess is the word you used, than usual, and I just try my hand at it. And that’s kind of what ‘Hotline Bling’ was. And I loved it. It’s cool. I’ve been excited by that sort of creative process.”

While Drake was dropping his “Hotline Bling” video last night, D.R.A.M. — who was performing in Toronto for Chance the Rapper’s “Family Matters” tour — dropped a batch of feelings after the show, involving the alleged similarities between “Cha Cha” and Drake’s very coverable song. “I feel like I got jacked for my record,” tweeted D.R.A.M., who let out a string of other thoughts throughout the night. Erykah Badu, who remixed “Hotline Bling,” even replied to D.R.A.M., saying, “we loved Cha Cha first. Very unique and raw.”

Read all of D.R.A.M.’s tweets below.