When it comes to the world of rap, rarely does a beef between two camps just fizzle out on its own. The sides might change, and allegiances may eventually mutate, but more often than not, one’s instinct is towards escalation.
Over the course of the last week—as Drake has taken over New York City’s Madison Square Garden for his “Summer Sixteen” residency—the rapper has levied a number of insults at Funkmaster Flex and Hot 97, stoking the flames of a long simmering feud.
But as that beef continues to heat up, Drake put to bed another longstanding feud with Charlamagne tha God—the MTV personality and co-host of the Breakfast Club on Power 105, one of Hot 97’s main competitors. Following the rapper’s final show at MSG Monday night, the pair could be seen popping $7,000 bottles of Armand de Brignac Rosé 30L Midas champagne, according to HipHopDX.
“History don't get made unless we make it,” Charlamagne wrote on Twitter. “Salute @champagnepapi great show tonight.”
The drama of the past week can all be traced back to Drake’s feud with Meek Mill last year, a beef that ended with Drizzy eviscerating the MMG rapper in a series of diss tracks. In one of those cuts, “Back to Back,” Drake called out Charlamagne by name.
“You gon' make me step out of my fuckin' frame,” Drake rapped on the track. “You gon' make me buy bottles for Charlemagne.”
Drake ended up actually sending Charlamagne six bottles of Dom Perignon champagne following the release of the song, even though the radio host had frequently mocked him on air. Still, Charlamagne also had choice words for Flex in the past, dubbing him the “Donkey of the Day,” and calling his credibility into question.
We guess it’s true what they say: The enemy of my enemy is my friend.