Is it fair to say that Drake’s talent, influence, and success is comparable to Michael Jackson’s?
Apparently the friendship between Drake and Rick Ross is very real. The rappers often speak highly of one another, so Fat Joe wanted to know why the pair of chart-topping artists have such a deep love and respect for one another. While chatting with the New York rapper on Instagram Live, Rozay revealed that while Drake was coming up, Ross always made sure to help him out and take care of him whenever he could, and now that Drake is sitting on top of the world, he’s making sure to give Rick Ross his roses at every opportunity.
While this was a highlight from the conversation between the two emcees, a brief moment from Fat Joe stole attention from viewers. Prior to Ross sharing his story about his relationship with Drake, the Family Ties rapper gave his opinion regarding the magnitude of Drake’s influence and celebrity.
“What’s this relationship between you and Drake? Lemme finish… Drake is possibly the hardest person to get in touch with and let’s be clear, every song he does goes No. 1 and he’s just like, the Michael Jackson of this time,” Fat Joe said. The remark quickly went viral and people began debating on social media if, in fact, Drake is this generation’s Michael Jackson.
Of course, us Michael Jackson fans have a hard time when it comes to comparisons, similar to the constant comparisons between the legend to other contemporary artists like Chris Brown. This time, Fat Joe caught a bit of heat online, so check out a few responses below and let us know if his Drake and M.J. comparison is a fair assessment.
— Ariana Wilson (@daOriginalAri) August 11, 2020
Wouldn't MJ just be MJ, and Drake be Drake? How old is Fat Joe? And it's like apples and oranges. Who writes this stuff?
— 🍒 Stacy Ann Relvini 🍒 (@stellarstacy83) August 10, 2020
He probably means that Drake is the biggest artist in rap of this generation & Drake did surpassed MJ but MJ wasn’t a rap so he’ll always be the king of Pop but Ik what Fat Joe is talking about https://t.co/VOzwLXgtWB
— BryBry (@cherioo_) August 10, 2020
Fat Joe clearly knows nothing. Nobody is passing out when they go to a Drake concert. https://t.co/Cu0falUyQH
— sir darren. (@GeekOfStans) August 10, 2020
Fat Joe: Drake is the Michael Jackson of our time!
— JJ Merone 🇭🇹🇺🇸 (@JanetMerone) August 9, 2020
Fat Joe’s going to get Drake dragged. 😟
— Ms. O (@Fabulousity201) August 10, 2020
Fat joe need to shut his mouth now. This level of disrespect to MJ is appalling. Last time I checked Drake did not breaking racial divides w/ music. The list goes on (this is about to be a thread) https://t.co/tIbCB69B77
— Tonibraxstanfan (@Tonibraxstanfan) August 10, 2020
Fat Joe said Drake is the Michael Jackson of our time. pic.twitter.com/6VJs4KkKCT
— Will. (@iamwlaw) August 10, 2020