The rap beef between Drake and A$AP Rocky is heating up after the latter responded to the former’s subtle jabs on Kid Cudi’s new album INSANO.
The album, which was released on Friday (January 12), features a track called “WOW” where A$AP Rocky and Kid Cudi team up to deliver some hard-hitting bars.
One of the lines that caught the attention of many listeners was A$AP Rocky’s apparent diss at Drake, who had previously taken shots at him and Rihanna on his For All the Dogs album in October.
A$AP Rocky rapped: “These n-ggas can’t stomach me, gotta go get a mandrake.”
A mandrake is a plant that has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times, especially for treating stomach ailments. By using this word, A$AP Rocky implied that Drake was sick or weak because of his jealousy or resentment towards him and Rihanna, who have been dating since last year.
Drake and Rihanna have a complicated history, as they were romantically involved on and off for several years.
Drake even confessed his love for her on stage at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, where he presented her with the Video Vanguard Award.
However, their relationship fizzled out soon after, and Rihanna moved on with A$AP Rocky, who she had been friends with for a long time.
Drake did not take this well, and he expressed his feelings on his For All the Dogs album, where he seemingly dissed both A$AP Rocky and Rihanna on several tracks.